A report in the Hindustan Times titled “Swanky buildings and labs: 900 kids choose Delhi’s govt school over private ones” highlights the tremendous success of the AAP government’s Delhi Education Revolution in delivering what was promised before the 2015 elections. The report says that of 1200 children enrolled at the Sarvodaya government school in Rohini, 900 have left private schools to join this government school.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, expressing his happiness that the government was already beginning to deliver on promises meant to be fulfilled over the course of the full five year term.

Why would parents take such a decision of shifting children from a private school to a government school? What has resulted in a renewed confidence among parents in Delhi’s government schools? One of the reasons for this change is a significant upgrade of school infrastructure. Newly built government schools resemble any of the world class private school institutions in India, and in existing schools, renovated and newly constructed classrooms have begun to enhance the environment in which children learn. Special attention is given to cleanliness and sanitation, and for the purpose of maintenance and upkeep of the school building, an estate manager has been appointed in all schools.

Many might find it difficult to believe that a government has been able to pull off a transformation of this scale within two years of coming to power. But these pictures from one of the newly renovated schools of Delhi will convince even skeptics of the magnitude of this change:

APJ Abdul Kalam mural


Smart classroom

Elegant, comfortable desks


Drinking water dispenser

Chemistry lab

Computer lab

Children playing during their recess

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    • Unknown

      Although this is good initiative. Its still long way to go. To attract more students, schools can start separate Gifted & Talented student class for kids who are performing better in academics. For these kids somewhat advanced topics could be taught. Student should be moved back to normal class if his performance deteriorate and other better performing student from normal class can be added. These G&T classes should be subject wise.

    • John Ferns

      AAP is doing a great job in Education & Health Sectors
      Investing in Education & Health Sectors will make Educated Indians and Healthy Indians

    • Unknown

      In countries like Australia, there are text books for only two subjects- Science and math. Govt provides that on return basis. Kids do not need to purchase any books. They only need to buy 2-3 notebooks for the whole years. There are not text books for english, history, geography, commerce etc. Students mostly work on projects in these subjects and submit the assignments/group tasks regularly. These projects are given weightage in the students subject evaluation. This promotes innovation and creativity among the students. The written exam has only 20% weightage in the subjetc evaluation.

    • AAmelia Dr Souza

      What needs to be emphasized in Indian schools right from kindergarten to college level is value education more then any thing else. Never to speak a lie never to take something belonging yo someone else or belonging to the country, altruism must be taught relentlessly. Maybe then we can reduce the spiritual problem if corruption. There can be no political solution for a spiritual problem

    • Tomy

      It is a great news that parents are started to choose government schools to sent their children there. Be aware that the private school lobby will hire the unscrupulous teachers and staff to tarnish the image of schools and that way try to return the children to their schools.

    • Garima Sharma

      It would be highly appreciable if we in India also teach our kids to place their Country above anything else, the way Japanese do. This way we will inculcate patriotism at the grassroot level which would be the beginning of a corruption free India.

    • Keshav Agarwal

      We should move to compulsory uniform education to all children at primary level. No discrimination between rich and poor at this level. This will give the level playing field to children of deprived sections at higher level.

    • Saurabh Sinha

      There seems to be an inherent bias when it comes to sending children to government schools. This emanates from certain preconceived notions like lack of proper studies, dilapidated infrastructure etc. While some of the apprehensions might be true, outright rejection of government schools without even knowing the truth is unjust. The Delhi Government deserves accolades in this aspect for changing and overhauling government schools from physical infrastructure to teaching pattern and study atmosphere. The Delhi government schools can be shown as a model for government schools in other parts of the country.

    • Salah

      Amazing foresight for the next gen! It is an amazing way of starting to manifest the dreams of a brand new India that we see in the smiling eyes of the VIPs in LKG and UKG!! Thank you Satyendra Jain!!! You live true to your name!!!!

    • Gyan Sahay

      I appreciate the development done in schools by the Delhi Govt . Where there is a will there is way . Anything for the development in Education should be appreciated.


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