Students of KV might flaunt colours of red and grey along with the usual blue and white in a few months' time

Students in not all Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country will be wearing uniforms in the new colour pattern when schools reopen on Monday. Maybe in a few months’ time, all of them will flaunt colours of red and grey, along with their usual blue and white.

The students and the teachers are curious to know the latest decision on the proposed new uniforms. At the 92nd meeting of the Board of Governors of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan held earlier this year, a new pattern for uniforms was approved. According to the information posted on its website, the junior and senior boys and girls will sport uniforms in blue, grey, red and white colours with different patterns for each section. The uniforms are categorised into summer and winter wear with additional tie, sweater/jacket and cardigan for the winter season. The designs have been done by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi.

There is no confusion as all the students were earlier informed that they could continue in their old uniforms until a final decision was made. However, the first standard students have been asked not to stitch in the old pattern. They will be allowed not to wear uniforms until we receive further instructions, Ranjani B. Nair, teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, said.

The students will be given a transition period of two years when they can alternate between the old and the new uniforms. “We have informed the students that the change here will take place within a few months,” Ms. Nair said.

Though many parents have welcomed the change, many raised doubts on the inclusion of sweaters and jackets in Kerala. The former Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Akkulam, K. Jayamohan, said that in southern States such as Kerala, jackets and sweaters would not be made compulsory.