After more than three decades, students of municipal schools in North Delhi will don a fresh look with the civic body introducing new designer uniforms. NDMC Education Committee Chairman Rekha Gupta on Thursday displayed the newly designed uniforms – maroon red check shirt and coffee coloured pants or skirts – and said: “The new uniforms will be the new face of our schools.”
The uniforms which have been designed by Indo-British Garments free of cost will clothe 4.5 lakh students studying in 780 municipal schools and will be distributed by the month of June. Earlier, primary school students would get Rs.300 and secondary students would get Rs.500 to buy uniforms but the students sought after their other expenses and did not buy uniforms. This initiative would assure that all the children get uniforms.
Ms. Gupta said the distribution of uniform will be through a store managed by the company which will get the tender on the requisition of principals of the schools. “Many more ventures would be taken up soon to build a future of our students, which would include better infrastructure and better education.”
This is part of the civic body’s 4D principle (Desk, Dress, Discipline and Development) and while the work desk and dress is almost complete, the work on discipline and development of building is ongoing, she said.