The budget for the financial year 2021-22 was presented in the Delhi Assembly on Tuesday. Discussing the budget, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that even this year 25% of the Rs. 69,000 crore-budget will be dedicated to improving the education sector in the state.
The main theme that has been kept in mind this year regarding education is ‘patriotism’. Deputy CM Sisodia mentioned that the schools in Delhi will introduce a 'deshbhakti pathyakram’ to instil a sense of nationalism among the students. An entire period every day will be dedicated towards patriotism, the Deputy CM said.
Manish Sisodia, who is also the Education Minister of Delhi, was quoted saying, “Through ‘deshbhakti pathyakram’, we want to ensure that every educated person should become such a hardcore patriot so that if he/she holds a government office, he should feel bad about flouting even a red light, let alone take bribes. Every educated person must be respectful towards women, fulfill their responsibilities towards the environment, and see patriotism also in equality and brotherhood…We aim to create such patriots in our schools.”
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