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Survey: 85% of Indian Mothers Demand Reduction in School Fees, 81% Want More Schools with Learning Abilities

Eighty four per cent of those surveyed wanted a reduction in the prices of day-to-day household goods and services

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Eighty five per cent of mothers who participated in a survey demanded a reduction in this year's budget. Pixabay

Eighty five per cent of mothers who participated in a survey demanded a reduction in this year’s budget while 81 per cent demanded more schools for children with learning abilities. The study surveyed 1,317 mothers across India with a combination of working mothers (36.9 per cent) and homemakers (66.1 per cent).

Eighty four per cent demanded more breastfeeding rooms in public places, while a similar number sought more day-cares in big offices in the cities. Eighty two per cent wanted clean and hygienic toilets and 79 per cent wanted more sports facilities for children, the survey by Momspresso, a multilingual content platform that caters to the multifaceted mothers of today, found.

Eighty two per cent of mothers wanted more job options for those who plan to go back to work after maternity break, and a similar number wanted more hospitals for children while 79 per cent wanted cheaper vaccines for children. Eighty four per cent of those surveyed wanted a reduction in the prices of day-to-day household goods and services.

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81 per cent demanded more schools for children with learning abilities. Pixabay

On a regional basis, the priorities of mothers in the north and west were more day-cares in offices, while those in the south demanded a reduction in school fees and those in the east wanted hospitals for their children and clean and hygienic toilets.

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“At Momspresso, we strongly felt that the real issues that impact the lives of mothers have been underrepresented across conversations around us. As the largest community of mothers, we decided to take the onus of creating a survey that presents the voice of mothers, a view that is crucial to the overall progress of the country.

“Through this survey, we are bringing forth these voices that often remain unheard, and present their point of views through our platform. We believe that these concerns and aspirations of mothers will now reach the right audience,” Momspresso Co-founder & CEO Vishal Gupta said. (IANS)

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Delhi Schools Encourage Students to Celebrate Eco-Friendly Diwali

In a circular on Friday, it asked the schools to spread this message among parents during the parent teacher meetings (PTMs) to be held on Saturday

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In a circular on Friday, it asked the schools to spread the message of Eco-Friendly Diwali among parents during the parent teacher meetings (PTMs) to be held on Saturday. Pixabay

To encourage the children to opt for a greener Diwali, the Delhi Directorate of Education (DoE) has asked the school heads to address the students and staff members in the morning assembly to adopt safer and eco-friendly measures to celebrate the festival.

In a circular on Friday, it asked the schools to spread this message among parents during the parent teacher meetings (PTMs) to be held on Saturday.

“Festive season of Diwali, Chhat Puja, Guru Parv, etc., is marked by the heavy use of firecrackers which release toxic pollutants like sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide and many others, which pollute the air and cause serious ailments like asthma, bronchitis, hypertension and cardiovascular problems. The air and noise pollution caused by the firecrackers also affect the lives of animals, birds and other living beings on the earth,” the circular said.

It added that the ailing and the old persons are all the more prone to catch different allergies and diseases caused by pollution.

“Therefore, all the heads of government, government-aided and unaided recognised schools under the Directorate of Education are hereby directed to sensitise the students about the ill effects of burning of firecrackers and also encourage them to celebrate the festivals like Diwali, Chhat Puja, Guru Parv, etc., by the lighting of candles, electric fancy lights, earthen lamps and keeping the environment neat and clean.”

The circular also said that the students should be motivated to ‘Say No to Firecrackers’. “Eco-club of the school must play a vital role in spreading mass awareness among the students, parents and School Management Committee members to keep Delhi pollution-free during the festive seasons.”

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Recognised schools under the Directorate of Education are hereby directed to sensitise the students about the ill effects of burning of firecrackers and also encourage them to celebrate the festivals like Diwali, Chhat Puja, Guru Parv, etc., by the lighting of candles, electric fancy lights, earthen lamps and keeping the environment neat and clean. Pixabay

In addition to this, it added that the heads of the schools should personally address the students and staff members in the morning assembly to adopt safer and eco-friendly measures to celebrate Diwali and other festivals in a different way instead of burning firecrackers.

Delhi has been facing deteriorating air quality from the past few days and the situation is expected to get worse with Diwali and the stubble burning season, according to the Delhi government.

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Last year, the Supreme Court had banned the firecrackers and allowed the manufacture and sale of only green crackers — the low emission crackers — in the National Capital Region. (IANS)