Make students aware of dengue, pollution: Delhi CM

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Arvind Kejriwal.

Kejriwal will interact with children on these issues via videoconference today

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked principals of private and government-aided schools to make students aware of the ongoing campaigns against dengue and pollution. He was speaking at a function at Thyagaraj Stadium on Monday.

Under the ‘10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute’ campaign against dengue, the Delhi government has also prepared a kit for school children, which will be made available to them through schools, he said. Apart from this, the Delhi government will also provide masks to school students as part of its programme to tackle pollution, the CM added.

The Chief Minister will interact with children on these issues on Tuesday via video conference.

Education system

“Five years ago, Delhi had two parallel systems — government schools and private schools. If a man had even a little money, he would send his child to a private school. People would send their child to a government school only out of compulsion. This was an imbalanced education system. In five years, we had overcome this imbalance,” Mr. Kejriwal said during an interaction with the principals.

The Chief Minister said, along with the government schools, the private schools also belong to “us”. “You all belong to us. Till now, you people have been giving good education to the children of Delhi. We want an education system, in which private schools and government schools at one level compete and also complement each other. We want suggestions from you. We want feedback from you. If a private school does not follow the law, then it is our duty to make it obey the law. But we do not want to interfere in your work,” said the Chief Minister.

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