Sisodia showcases Delhi education model at conference in Moscow
NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday presented the Delhi Education model at the Global Education conference in Moscow, in front of educationist from 40 countries. He said many of the participant countries appreciated the model.
"After my presentation on Delhi's schools in the Conference at Moscow, many countries have shown interest in exchange programs with Delhi," Sisodia tweeted.
Sisodia, who also holds the Education portfolio, discussed the condition of education in India and what kind of problems the country faces regarding education.
In his speech, he asserted that every educationist should understand what world class education is to work for the betterment of the students.
"Every child deserves to get world class education and it is our responsibility to provide that," he said. The minister also recalled that India is the country of great educationists like Mahatma Gandhi, Guru Nanak, Gautam Buddha and Aryabhatta.
He described the education model of the Delhi from the scratch, explaining that the government focuses on affordable and quality education for everyone. "We spent one fourth of our budget in education after coming to power," he said.
Explaining further, he said that previously weaker students used to face a lot of negligence from teachers, but the AAP-led government started giving special focus to these students.
He also explained that the signature Mega Parents Teacher Meeting (PTM). "Earlier, there was no direct communication between the parents and teachers. But after introducing the mega PTM, communication is increasing and students are feeling more comfortable in schools," Sisodia said.
'City for Education' is an international platform for exchange of experience in the development of basic, additional, professional, and pre-professional education, demonstration of modern educational technologies.
This year it has 30, 000 visitors including 150 Russian and international speakers.