Deshbhakti curriculum is teaching students to always put country first: Kejriwal

Delhi CM was celebrating completion of one year of the curriculum

September 29, 2022 01:05 am | Updated 01:05 am IST - NEW DELHI

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia at a mega blood donation drive on the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh at Maulana Azad Medical College in Delhi on Wednesday.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia at a mega blood donation drive on the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh at Maulana Azad Medical College in Delhi on Wednesday. | Photo Credit: SUSHIL KUMAR VERMA

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the Deshbhakti Curriculum is helping students understand civic responsibilities towards their country. It is also making them aware that patriotism is not only about going to the border and fighting for the country but doing every action keeping the country in mind.

Mr. Kejriwal was speaking at an event at Thyagaraj Stadium to mark the completion of one year of the Deshbhakti curriculum which was started in Delhi government schools last year.

Conflict of interest

“There will be instances when our self-interest will be in conflict with the nation’s interest. The curriculum is teaching students to always choose the country first. It is this that will make India the number one country in the world,” Mr. Kejriwal said. He added that the curriculum is helping remind students about the struggle for Independence and the sacrifices the freedom fighters made for the country.

The curriculum was launched on September 28 last year to mark the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

“Political leaders will not make the country number one. It is the 130 crore people who will make the country number one. I request teachers to instill the spirit of making India No. 1 in the world among students,” the Chief Minister said.

Listening to students share their experiences on the curriculum, Mr. Kejriwal said that if the Deshbhakti curriculum is implemented across the country, it will help eradicate caste discrimination prevalent in the society.

Top News Today

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.