Colourful uniforms for Kendriya Vidyalaya students
By S Mannar Mannan - COIMBATORE
27th June 2012 12:32 PM
Over a million students studying in hundreds of Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country are all set to have colourful uniforms soon, with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) approving the newly designed uniform.
The Board of Governors of KVS, headed by Minister for Human Resources Development Kapil Sibal, that met last month has approved the new pattern of uniform for students of KVs. The new pattern includes two sets of uniform for boys, one for classes 1 to 5 and another for classes 6 to 12, three sets of uniform for girls, for classes 1 and 2, for classes 3 to 8 and for classes 9 to 12.
The boys from classes 1 to 5 will wear a blue, grey, white and red checked half-sleeve shirt with a mandarin collar and plain grey shorts. Those studying in classes 6 to 12 will have the same colour shirt with placket collar and plain grey trousers. Boys have the option of wearing a navy blue v-necked sweater with a red stripe in winter.
The girls from classes 1 and 2 will be wearing a blue, grey, white and red checked tunic with princess-peter pan collar. For classes 3 to 8 the attire will be blue, grey, white and red checked shirt and plain grey skirt.
Those studying in classes 9 to 12 will have the same coloured kurti with mandarin collar and plain grey trousers. Girls have the option of wearing a navy blue cardigan.
“The photo shoot of new uniforms will be held in a couple of days and once it is cleared, the photos will be uploaded to the Kendriya Vidyalaya website,” NR Murali, Deputy Commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Chennai Region told Express on Tuesday.
The new pattern includes housewise blue, green, red and sun yellow T-shirts with white collar and navy blue track pants with white lining for both boys and girls during physical and health education classes.
Over 10 lakh students study in nearly 1,100 Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country. This includes more than 80,000 students studying in 69 KVs in Chennai region which includes Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry and Lakshadweep.
These students will be saying goodbye to their old navy blue and white uniform, which has remained unchanged for about 47 years.
The new uniform is designed by the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi.
The old uniform will be eased out over the next two years.
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