Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that the Delhi government will roll out the 'Deshbhakti' curriculum in all government schools from September 27 as a tribute to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. During his Independence Day address at the Delhi Secretariat, he also announced that the national capital will soon get its first Sainik School and a preparatory academy to groom children for the armed forces. Over the last 74 years, students have been taught physics, chemistry, maths, history, geography and other subjects but not patriotism since it is assumed that they will develop a feeling of love for their country, Kejriwal said. On the occasion of the 75th Independence Day, the Delhi government is going to make this beginning. Under the 'Deshbhakti' curriculum, students will be inspired to feel proud of their nation. The curriculum, Kejriwal said, will not be based on rote learning and there will be no tests. "It will be activity-based and students will be told stories about independence and the nation's pride. Children will be made to realise their responsibilities and duties towards the country,” said the chief minister. "They will be prepared to fulfil their responsibilities and contribute towards the nation's progress. They will… Read full this story
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