Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated 12,430 new classrooms in Delhi on Saturday and said that an education revolution is taking place in the national capital.
He said that the Delhi government and ministers would help any state government of the country who wanted to build good schools or hospitals like Delhi.
He said the schools of Delhi are shaping true patriots who would not vote in the name of caste or religion but vote for the development. Kejriwal said that an education revolution is taking place in the real sense in Delhi. The magnificent schools and classrooms are being built in the state. Private schools in the country are not as smart as government schools in Delhi.
He said that during the last seven years, the Delhi government has built more than 20,000 new classrooms and if records are checked, the rest of the state governments and the Central government together did not build so many classrooms in the entire country in the last 7 years.
“This year 3,70,000 students left private schools to enroll in the Delhi government schools, because government schools are better here, which is a proof of education revolution in Delhi” he said.
He said the work of building 11,000 classrooms started three years ago, and today he is dedicating these to the people of Delhi. He said that his government can bring education revolution in 7 years then other governments of BJP and Congress too could have done so, had they intend.
Kejriwal said that educated citizens don’t vote for caste and religion, so corrupt politicians are scared of schools. He added that educated population would vote for the development.
He said that these rooms include laboratories, multi-purpose halls and complete digital classrooms where boards too are digital. He said that even expensive private schools don’t have such facilities and advanced classrooms.
Kejriwal said he was happy that at least in Delhi Baba Sahib Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s dream is being fulfilled. Today, the children of the rich and the poor study together and they are getting equal opportunities, he said.
“Our government is working to fulfill the dreams of Baba Sahib and Bhagat Singh. Today all children are studying together in schools here, whether he is a child of an officer or a judge or a labourer.” The AAP supremo said that most political parties promise to build schools and hospitals during elections but they do not fulfill their promises. He offered other state governments that if they wanted the help of his ministers to build schools and hospitals like Delhi then he would happily help. He said that the opposition party leaders were calling him (Kejriwal) terrorist but his aim is not politics but the development of the country and today he is dedicating these classrooms to the people of Delhi.