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Taking a queue from schools in Karnataka and Kerala, schools in the metros like Delhi, Pune and Banglore will soon adopt the concept of ‘Water Bell’. Till now, 53 schools from these three metros have shown their interest in launching this unique initiative.

The Association of Primary Education and Research has appealed to all the schools to follow the footsteps of schools from Karnataka and Kerala. The association has written a letter to all schools. Before implementing this the association had conducted a survey in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Bangalore. The survey suggested that over 60 per cent of students bring a water bottle to school, but don’t drink enough water in school.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra Swati Popat, President, Association of Primary Education and Research, said, “Drinking plenty of water every day is a must. But, a lot of students don’t drink enough water. And, parents too fail to observe this. A school from Mangalore, had started a unique initiative called ‘Water Bell’ to remind students to drink water. So, we have also decided to adopt the same in schools throughout India. Till now, 53 schools from Pune, Delhi and Banglore have started implementing this.”

Our body consists of 70 per cent of water. And, we need water to keep us hydrated. If the water level in the body goes down, a number of health conditions can occur. So, to encourage the students to drink water this concept was launched.

A couple of days back, My Medical Mantra had reported how Indraprastha school form Mangalore, Karnataka has launched a special initiative connecting the bond between the bell and water drinking. Association of Primary Education and Research has asked the school to ring the bell three to four times during the school timings to remind children to drink water.

“Before beginning with this initiative, we had a discussion with the schools, parents and students. During the survey, we found that students don’t drink enough water in schools. Parents informed us that when the water bottle is brought home it is almost full. So we decided to launch this in all the schools,” added Swati Popat.

As of now, we have launched this initiative in private schools, but soon, we will be sending a letter to government-run schools too to follow this. As the health of students is very important.

Doctors have welcomed this initiative launched by the schools. While speaking to My Medical Mantra Dr Manjusha Giri, a paediatrician attached with Nagpur’s Neuron Hospital, said, “This is a very good decision taken by the school. Students don’t like to use washrooms outside. So, they drink less amount of water than required. 70 per cent of the children visiting my OPD drink less quantity of water.”

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