Leather shoes to be debarred from Himachal govt schools

Shimla: There will soon be a new dress code for government schools in Himachal as the government plans to exclude leather shoes as they are not environment friendly.

Director Education OP Sharma said the leather shoes are made by slaughtering animals and are not environment friendly. He said tennis shoes would be introduced in place of leather shoes.

The department has written to all school principals to get their feedback, he added.

The total strength of students in government schools across Himachal is expected to be 10 lakh.

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6 Responses to "Leather shoes to be debarred from Himachal govt schools"

  1. Ms Veronika   July 22, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Fantastic!! People often forget or ignore the fact that wearing leather is cruel. Animal skins belong on animals…. πŸ™‚ It's heartening to see this great and forward thinking initiative happening in HP!

    Reply
    • NITYIN   July 23, 2010 at 1:54 am

      It is a good initiative in spirit but practically it may burden the poor in the state. Well off people hardly send their children to government schools. These schools cater to the people of the society. The new order would mean extra burden on the family as normally a family has 2-3 school going children.

      Reply
  2. Ms Veronika   July 22, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Fantastic!! People often forget or ignore the fact that wearing leather is cruel. Animal skins belong on animals…. πŸ™‚ It's heartening to see this great and forward thinking initiative happening in HP!

    Reply
    • NITYIN   July 22, 2010 at 8:24 pm

      It is a good initiative in spirit but practically it may burden the poor in the state. Well off people hardly send their children to government schools. These schools cater to the people of the society. The new order would mean extra burden on the family as normally a family has 2-3 school going children.

      Reply
    • NITYIN   July 22, 2010 at 8:24 pm

      It is a good initiative in spirit but practically it may burden the poor in the state. Well off people hardly send their children to government schools. These schools cater to the people of the society. The new order would mean extra burden on the family as normally a family has 2-3 school going children.

      Reply
  3. Ms Veronika   July 22, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Fantastic!! People often forget or ignore the fact that wearing leather is cruel. Animal skins belong on animals…. πŸ™‚ It's heartening to see this great and forward thinking initiative happening in HP!

    Reply

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