On Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the free coaching scheme of his government ensured that a tailor's son got the opportunity to study at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, IIT. He also added that he is happy that his own son would study with him.
On Monday, Mr Kejriwal tweeted that father of Vijay Kumar is a tailor and his mother is a homemaker. He also said that he is feeling happy to announce that he has got admission in IIT after the Delhi government provided free coaching to him. This was Baba Saheb's (BR Ambedkar) vision which is being fulfilled by Delhi.
The Delhi CM also tweeted saying that he is very happy that his son and tailor’s 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, the govt is bridging the gap that exists between the poor and the rich.
Pulkit, Mr Kejriwal's son scored 96.4 per cent in the CBSE Class 12 examination earlier this year, which is quite impressive.
In the year 2014, Mr Kejriwal's daughter, Harshita Kejriwal, had also scored 96 per cent in her Class 12 CBSE examination and she also cleared IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) later.
Arvind Kejriwal had studied engineering at IIT Kharagpur, before joining the civil services.
The primary focus of Kejriwal government is education sector. The Delhi government has received praises from a section of academicians for its efforts to improve the infrastructure and quality of education in the state-run schools in Delhi.
Another initiative by the Delhi government to help students manage stress, named 'happiness' classes have also been praised by politicians and academicians.