The Hush Post / 10:20 am/ 1-min-read
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said his government’s free coaching scheme ensured that a tailor’s son got the opportunity to study at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
“Vijay Kumar’s father is a tailor, his mother is a homemaker. I am feeling happy to announce that he has got admission in IIT after the Delhi government provided free coaching to him, ” Kejriwal had tweeted on Monday.
“I am very happy that my son and his son will study in IIT at the same time. There has been a tradition that the son of a poor man remains poor in the absence of good education. By providing quality education and training, we are bridging the gap that exists between the poor and the rich,” he tweeted on Tuesday.
Kejriwal’s son Pulkit scored 96.4 per cent in the CBSE Class 12 examination earlier this year.
In 2014, Kejriwal’s daughter, Harshita Kejriwal, had also scored 96 per cent in her Class 12 CBSE examination. Later, she cleared IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). Before joining the civil services, Arvind Kejriwal too had studied engineering at IIT Kharagpur.
The education sector is one of the primary areas where the Kejriwal government has earned a lot of praise. Academicians have lauded his efforts to improve infrastructure and quality of education in the state-run schools in Delhi.
The ‘happiness’ classes, introduced by Delhi government to help students manage stress, have also been widely appreciated.