Nepal Rising, a non-government organisation, has provided free bags to schoolchildren from impoverished communities at Dhudhir Preliminary School of Bajura's Budhiganga Municipality.

According to school Principal Bikram Bahadur Singh, 51 children from Grade II to IV received free convertible bags. "These bags can be used not only to keep and carry books and copies, but can also be converted into small study tables," said principal Singh. The bag-distribution happened under the coordination of Badimalika Media House.

Speaking on the bag-distribution function, Nepal Raising vice-chairperson Rajesh Shrestha said the convertible bag was a new design in Nepal, developed by Educase global KTM.

Teacher Man Bahadur Rawat said the convertible bag would be a great help to carry out teaching-learning activities smoothly "We've had shortage of physical infrastructure, such as benches and tables, the convertible bags are definitely going to be a great help," he said.

A version of this article appears in the print on November 22, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.