Arvind Kejriwal says Punjab CM will visit schools in Delhi to see ‘remarkable improvement’ in them
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that his Punjabi counterpart Bhagwant Mann and his staff would visit government schools in Delhi on Monday to witness the “remarkable improvement” the Aam Aadmi Party regime had brought to them. His remarks came days after opposition parties alleged the Punjab government was being run by ‘remote control’ from Delhi after Mr Kejriwal held a meeting in the nation’s capital with top state bureaucrats in Mr. Mann’s absence.
Addressing an event at Thyagaraj Stadium here to celebrate Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar’s birthday, Mr Kejriwal said his government had improved public schools so much that people from all over the world were coming to see the “remarkable changes”.
“Melania Trump, the wife of former US President Donald Trump, came to see the government school in Delhi during her visit to India. It was a proud moment for us,” he said. Recently, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin came to see public schools in Delhi, he said.
“And on Monday, April 18, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann will come to visit our public schools with his many officials. They come to see how such improvements are being made because they must do the same in Punjab.” said Mr. Kejriwal to thunderous applause from the crowd. He also said that his government has significantly improved the standard of its schools, which is why 3.75 lakh students left private schools there.
“Over the past five years, we have improved the standard of public schools to such an extent that now the children of a judge, an IAS officer and a rickshaw puller study sitting on the same bench,” Mr Kejriwal said. Party organizer Aam Aadmi also alleged that political leaders and parties in the past had “deliberately conspired” against Dalit children by keeping them uneducated.
“Our political leaders conspired against the Dalits and the poor. A plot was hatched to keep the children of the poor illiterate. have improved the standard of public schools,” he said.
Later, the government released a statement quoting Mr Kejriwal saying he was committed to fulfilling Babasaheb’s dreams and would ensure the highest standard of education for every child. The statement says Babasaheb dreamed that every child would receive the highest quality education in the country.
“We have decided to pay the full tuition fees for disadvantaged and Dalit students through the Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana. Around 13,000 students have benefited from this scheme,” Mr Kejriwal said in the statement. . Delhi’s Social Welfare Minister, Rajendra Pal Gautam, said Jai Bhim Yojana has helped thousands of children in this country achieve their dreams.
“When CM Arvind Kejriwal leads the whole country, the politics of caste religion will come to an end and pave the way for development politics,” the statement quoted Gautam as saying. Environment Minister Gopal Rai, Minister of Food and Civil Supplies Imran Hussain and Delhi Assembly Deputy Speaker Rakhi Birla were also present. The spiritual and musical program saw performances of “Dhamma Geet” as well as congratulations from students trained by Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojna, according to the statement. Mr. Kejriwal also launched the trailer for “Jai Bhim” – an animated film about the life of Dr. Ambedkar, according to the statement.
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