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‘Deshbhakti’ curriculum in schools from next session

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Published : Aug 15, 2019, 3:01 am IST
Updated : Aug 15, 2019, 3:01 am IST

The Deshbhakti curriculum is being introduced so that each and every citizen of this country truly loves their country.

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia at the launch of Constitution at 70 campaign in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Photo: BUNNY SMITH)
 Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia at the launch of Constitution at 70 campaign in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Photo: BUNNY SMITH)

New Delhi: In a major announcement on the eve of India’s 73rd Independence Day, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Delhi government will introduce a “Deshbhakti (patriotism)” curriculum in all government schools from the next academic year.

In his tweet, the CM said: “We want our education system to ensure that each child becomes a good human being and is equipped to support his or her family and become a true patriot… We need inputs from everyone about what kind of course the Deshbhakti curriculum should be.”

Speaking at an event, Mr Kejriwal said, “Last evening, the education minister and I had an hour-and-a-half long meeting and we decided that the time has come to take concrete steps towards building a class of patriotic citizens.”

Mr Kejriwal said, “Ordinarily, we are reminded of our love for the country either when there is an India-Pakistan match or tension on the border. The Deshbhakti curriculum is being introduced so that each and every citizen of this country truly loves their country.”

The CM said, “When our children grow older and start working and at any point if they accept a bribe, then they must feel from within that they are betraying Bharat Mata. When they jump a traffic light, they must feel they’ve wronged their country. We hear of so many incidents where foreign nationals visit India, they are faced with loot, assault and rape. On the other hand, when we hear stories of Indians returning from Japan, we only hear praise for the Japanese and their hospitality.”

Mr Kejriwal said that the curriculum will be aimed at achieving some important goals.

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