Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia declared in a press release that the government’s primary aim this year was to build a boarding school for the homeless children and erect a science museum in a school. He also pointed out that the education sector had been granted a sum of Rs 16,278 crores in the Delhi budget of 2022-2023.
Even though the budget this year is the highest for education, it saw a decline in its share in comparison to the sum allocated for higher education in the previous academic year, 2021-2022. Last year’s allocation was 16,377 crore. Manish Sisodia, who is also the education minister of the state, suggested a total outlay of Rs 16,278 crore, out of which, 14,412 crore was to be spent under revenue and 1,866 crore under capital expenditure. Hence the education sector has 22 percent of the total budget of 75,800 crore, making it the sector with the highest allocation. The education minister also seeked Rs 10 crore for building a boarding school for homeless children pointing out that several measures had been taken up to educate the deprived children, but it had only been successful partially.
“It is not possible to get quality education unless basic facilities like food and shelter are in place. The Delhi government has decided to set up a boarding school with modern facilities for these underprivileged homeless children. These schools will try to bring them into the mainstream of society,” the deputy chief minister stated.
Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi also stated that apart from education, these children will also get emotional and psychological support in the school that will be built with five star facilities. The chief minister pointed that the science museum will be of great value to the children. “This school science museum will play an important role in developing curiosity and interest in science among children. I make a provision of Rs 50 crore for the School Science Museum in the Budget,”
Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister of Delhi stated that the ‘deshbhakti curriculum’ and the ‘happiness curriculum’ has already been implemented in the government schools of Delhi and is being introduced to the private schools as well.
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