It feels good, says Arvind Kejriwal exclusively to


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says he is very happy that the former president APJ Abdul Kalam had praised his government’s commitment towards education.

Speaking exclusively to, the Delhi CM said, ” It feels good that he( Kalam) has praised our commitment.”

He added that it was indeed a stamp of approval since the accolade had come from no less a person than a Bharat Ratna (India’s highest civilian honour).

Kalam has been a firm votary of promoting education in the country with several of his public speeches being dominated around this theme.

Even during his programme in Delhi secretariat on Thursday, Kalam emphasised the need to incorporate the skill-development in the current education system.

He said, “I believe that the syllabus in our universities and schools should be changed and 25 per cent of it be dedicated for skill development. When the students pass out of senior secondary schools, they should have two certificates – of passing 10+2 examination and of a specific skill acquired by him during schooling.”

The former president of India APJ Abdul Kalam on Thursday had showered praises on the Aam Aadmi Party-led government of Delhi for allocating significantly higher budget for education in their annual budget, presented last week.

Talking to reporters after attending a programme with teachers in Delhi he said, ” I’m very happy that education got highest budget by Delhi government.”

The former president, also known as India’s atomic man, was interacting with the principals and teachers ina programme organised at the Delhi secretariat on Thursday afternoon.

Among those who attended this event also included the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia.

Kalam’s praise for the Delhi government follows after an overwhelmingly  majority of the online poll, conducted by had praised Delhi government’s ‘Swaraj Budget’ or participatory budget.


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