Published: 14th August 2019
'Deshbhakti' curriculum to start in Delhi govt schools from next year, says Arvind Kejriwal
Students to learn 'Deshbhakti' curriculum in Delhi government schools from next year and no, this is not in a BJP ruled state. It's in the capital, which is governed by the Aam Aadmi Party
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that a new curriculum will be started from next year in government schools to inculcate a feeling of nationalism among students.
"We will bring 'Deshbhakti curriculum' next year. It will inculcate a feeling of nationalism among students," he said at the launch of the 'Constitution at 70' campaign.
Assembly elections in Delhi is due early next year. Kejriwal has been earning a lot of ire on social media and on severalk forums for the Aam Aadmi Party's stance on the abrogation of Article 370 and their support for the BJP's move in Parliament.
A few years ago, the AAP-government had appointed Atrishi Marlena as an education advisor to revolutionise the standards of government schools. She eventually ran on an AAP ticket and was defeated by former cricketer Gautam Gambhir in the recently concluded Parliamentary polls.
Coming on the back of that as well as a CBSE fee hike — one that was rolled back quickly — it remains to be seen what is on the cards for school children in the capital in the years to come.