He said government schools in Delhi would start ‘patriotism’ courses from September 2 to pay homage to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.
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“It will be an activity-based course where school children will be taught how to contribute to the development of the country and move their ‘sun’ not disc and even be ready to sacrifice their lives for the nation,” Kejriwal said. “We were teaching the students subjects but they were never taught patriotism. Now they will learn the meaning of patriotism. I urge parents to talk to their children about patriotism after they return to their country,” he added.
Announcing that Delhi will have its own education board, he said since the signing of an agreement with the Delhi School Education Board last week on international education, children in government schools will have access to international level education.
Kejriwal said there would be a military school in Delhi, which was not there before and preparations were also being made to launch a Delhi Armed Forces Training Academy to prepare students for the armed forces.
In his Independence Day address at the Delhi Secretariat, Kejriwal paid tribute to the freedom fighters who lost their lives while serving the people during the coronavirus epidemic, as well as doctors, nurses and paramedics.
Listing the various initiatives and programs of the government, he said, “The Delhi regime has emerged as a working class and its initiatives are being discussed and adopted not only in India but all over the world.”
Kejriwal saluted the frontline workers who gave their lives during the epidemic, saying the government has given Rs 1 crore to each of them to express their gratitude to their families and honor them and tell them that they are not alone.
He said the government would start yoga classes at parks, community halls and other such places across the city from October 2.
If -0-50 people come forward in a residential colony, the Delhi government will provide them yoga instructors.
The Chief Minister thanked the Olympic medalists and said the country must prepare for the next 70 medals. He invited the players to join the Delhi Government Sports University.
Kejriwal said Delhi is also working to host the Olympics in the city after 2047.
Referring to his government’s vision for Delhi in 2047, Kejriwal said the city’s per capita income should be equal to Singapore’s, adding that it could be achieved if the government and the people worked together.
He called on Delhi to be the best and most livable city in the world and to make India a strong nation in the world by 2047.
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