Paying homage to Maharshi Balmiki at a function organized by Delhi Sanskrit Academy at Thagraj Stadium, Chief Minister Kejriwal said that government institutions are much better now and 2.5 lakh students from private schools have relocated there this year.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday appealed to the people to ensure the best education for their children, saying it was the greatest act of patriotism and would go a long way in making the country great. Paying homage to Maharshi Balmiki at a function organized by Delhi Sanskrit Academy at Thagraj Stadium, Chief Minister Kejriwal said that government schools are now much better and 2.5 lakh students from private schools have gone there this year.
“Maharshi Balmiki and Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the two great icons of the Balmiki community, have emphasized on education and learning. I am telling you to send your children to school and not engage them in any other work,” he told the gathering. The Chief Minister presented certificates and shields to 22 students of Delhi government schools who scored more than 90 per cent marks in the board examinations.
“These kids who got more than 90 percent marks have dreams in their eyes and they want to be IAS officers, doctors, engineers and go into other fields. Giving your children the best education is the biggest act of patriotism and it will go a long way in making the country great,” he said. Said.
CM Kejriwal said his government had not only ensured free coaching after Class 12, but also provided a loan of Rs 10 lakh for higher education. He said if a student wants to do a doctorate or other course from a foreign university, the cost is borne by the government.
Also present on the occasion were Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Mahamandleshwar Krishna Shah Vidyarthi, Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam and Deputy Speaker of the Delhi Legislative Assembly Rakhi Birlan.