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Khushi Vats, Pune

Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi unveiled a new four-storey Government Senior Secondary School for boys and girls in the Deoli Pahari region, Sangam Vihar, on Wednesday, which turned out to be a stepping stone towards the capital’s ongoing “education revolution”.

The new school aims to provide education to underprivileged children from nearby areas. One boastful thing about the school is that it has as many as 62 classrooms. Additionally, it has four labs, two libraries, and a lift, along with different facilities. The school has an accommodating capacity of 2000 students at a time, from Deoli Pahari, Sangam Vihar, and other areas. The school offers an array of streams to choose from for senior secondary students, including Science, Commerce, the arts, and Vocational Studies.

There have been instances of fights between students from other schools in the area due to overcrowding. To avoid this, the school will possess a double shift structure, which means that girls will attend classes in the morning and boys in the evening. 

On occasion, Kejriwal boasted of his government’s efforts to bring Delhi’s education to par with world-class education. “The Delhi government is working hard to fulfill the desires of its citizens. Every other day, I travel to different areas of the city to inaugurate some facilities that the state government has made available. Sometimes it is the inauguration of a road or some important water or electricity facility for the people. I feel the happiest while inaugurating educational institutions because of the happiness that I see on the faces of these students and their family members,” he stated.

He also paid floral tributes to BR Ambedkar’s statue that had been placed in the school compound. Kejriwal also said that soon the school will be named after the social reformer to honor his vision of a just society. His ideas and teachings will motivate the students too.

“The quality of education was so poor that most of the children would either abstain from coming to these schools or go on to fail,” he said.

The school will cater to 6,000 students in total from Deoli and Sangam Vihar areas while ensuring a conducive teaching environment for the teachers and a learning environment for the students.