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Delhi CM Kejriwal writes to PM Modi says, ” Over 80 per cent govt schools in country worse than junkyards”

On Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi claiming that more than 80 per cent government schools in the country are worse than junkyards.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi claiming that more than 80 per cent government schools in the country are worse than junkyards. He referred to the Pradhan Mantri Schools For Rising India (PM-SHRI) Yojana for the upgradation of 14,500 schools across the country and sought a plan to upgrade all one million government schools.

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Kejriwal said in his letter written in Hindi, “In India, daily 27 crore students go to school daily, out of which 18 crore students go to government schools. The condition of 80 per cent government schools is worse than a junkyard. If we are giving such education to crores of our children, imagine how the country will be developed.”

CM kejriwal further said, “You have made a plan for the modernisation of 14,500 schools but if we work at this pace, it will take 100 years to upgrade all our government schools. I request you to prepare a plan for the redevelopment of all 10 lakh government run schools in the country.”

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 14,500 schools across the country would be developed and upgraded under the ‘PM-SHRI Yojana’. They will be equipped with modern infrastructure, including labs, smart classrooms, libraries and sports facilities, he added. They will be equipped with modern infrastructure, including labs, smart classrooms, libraries and sports facilities, he said.

Kejriwal wrote the letter on the day he is set to start Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s ‘Make India Number One’ campaign from Haryana. He has been citing his work in key areas such as education and healthcare in Delhi as AAP seeks to make inroads beyond its stronghold. “India cannot become the number one country in the world without ensuring free quality education for every child,” Kejriwal had said.

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