Delhi’s government schools hosted the Mega Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM) on 1st September. Like he always does, Education Minister Manish Sisodia visited several schools to meet and interact with parents and children. One of the schools he visited was the Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV), Hari Nagar. RPVVs are premier government schools and are most sought after by parents. There are limited seats and admission is granted on the basis of merit.
After completing his visit, as the Deputy CM of Delhi was walking out of the school, he noticed there was a large tract of land and also an old, unused building within the premises of the school. He instinctively remarked to the Principal of the school,
Yahaan toh ek badi sports facility ban sakti hai (This space is ideal for a large sports facility)
The Principal was elated. He said, “Yes sir, I will immediately make the proposal to the department.”
Mr Sisodia then pointed to the old, deserted building and said to an official accompanying him, “Note down this school’s ID. Let’s demolish that building, and build a large new structure here with at least 40-45 classrooms, along with science labs.”
This is why Delhi’s education reforms have found tremendous success. Delhi’s Education Minister spends all his time thinking about making Delhi’s children’s lives better, providing them better education.
The AAP government has already built 8,000 new classrooms in the last two years, and 10,000 more have already been sanctioned. Sports facilities are rapidly being developed for children. One government school in Delhi became the first in the country to be equipped with a field hockey astro turf. Swimming pools have been built in many others. Athletic tracks are also being added to playgrounds.