I dream of Dalit kids becoming doctors, engineers, says Delhi CM Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference, in New Delhi   | Photo Credit: -PTI

While addressing people at a Valmiki Jayanti event in Sultanpuri, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said he dreams of Dalit community students studying and becoming doctors and engineers one day.

“My dream is the same as that of Baba Saheb Ambedkarji...he said the key to strengthening the Dalit community is education. In the past 70 years, these political parties have strategised to continuously weaken the Dalit community. They dream of making Dalit children cleaners and helpers and I dream of making them doctors and engineers,” he said.

He also said the broom symbol of Aam Aadmi Party shows that the party is in favor of the Dalit community and the community has supported them at every step.

Mr. Kejriwal said quality education was not easy and children from poor families had to study in government schools.

“But in the past five years, our government has improved the conditions of its schools. You do not have to spend a single penny on your child’s education... coaching institutions needed for the preparation of competitive examinations after Class 12 means spending lakhs of rupees. To benefit the Dalit communities, the government will now bear the cost of their child’s entire education after Class 12,” he said.

Mr. Kejriwal added that he will not let the Dalit children suffer because of a lack of money. “If your child wants to take coaching for IAS, IPS or any other competitive examination, the government will bear the cost,” he added.

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