Arvind Kejriwal wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding to upgrade 10 lakh schools in the country
Kejriwal wrote in the letter, “I request you to make a plan to make all one million government schools luxurious instead of 14,500. In this, all the state governments should be taken along and it should be implemented in the next five years
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to upgrade 10 lakh government schools. In his tweet, Kejriwal wrote, "PM Modi ji announced to upgrade 14,500 schools, which is very good. But there are 10 lakh government schools all over the country. A plan should also be made to fix them together.
What PM Modi had said:
At the same time, earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that model schools would be built under the Prime Minister's School for Rising India (PM-SHRI), incorporating the full spirit of the new National Education Policy. He had said that 14,500 schools would be upgraded across the country. These schools will be made model schools. These will contain the full glimpse of the National Education Policy.
On this announcement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal tweeted and wrote, "My letter to the Prime Minister. He announced to upgrade 14,500 schools, very good. But there are 10 lakh government schools in the country. In this way, it will take more than a hundred years to fix all the schools. You are requested to make a plan to fix all one million schools together.
प्रधानमंत्री जी को मेरा पत्र। उन्होंने 14,500 स्कूलों को अपग्रेड करने का एलान किया, बहुत अच्छा। लेकिन देश में 10 लाख सरकारी स्कूल हैं। इस तरह तो सारे स्कूल ठीक करने में सौ साल से ज़्यादा लग जाएँगे। आपसे अनुरोध है कि सभी दस लाख स्कूलों को एक साथ ठीक करने का प्लान बनाया जाए। pic.twitter.com/Cegk9XvIDZ — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 7, 2022
What is written in the letter:
“Respected Prime Minister, I have come to know from the media that the central government has planned to upgrade 14,500 schools across the country. This is a very good thing. The condition of government schools across the country is very bad. There is a great need to upgrade and modernize them. Every day 27 crore children go to school across the country. Of these, about 18 crore children go to government schools. The condition of more than 80% of government schools is worse than any junkyard. If we are giving such education to crores of children, then imagine how India will become a developed country?
“We made a big mistake in 1947. As soon as the country became independent, first of all we should have opened excellent government schools in every village and every locality of India. No country can progress without giving good education to its children. We did not do this in 1947. What is more sad is that even for the next 25 years, we did not pay attention to giving good education to our children. Can India waste any more time?" If we do so, will we be left behind from other countries for the next hundred years? Without the system of excellent education in every government school of the country, our country cannot become a developed country. 130 crore people of the country are not ready to stay any longer. Everyone wants that India should become the number one country in the world, India should be a rich country, India should be the best and most powerful country.
Kejriwal wrote in the letter, “I request you to make a plan to make all one million government schools luxurious instead of 14,500. In this, all the state governments should be taken along and it should be implemented in the next five years. This is what the whole country wants. In Delhi, we made very good government schools for very little money. We will fully cooperate with you in this work of nation building.