New Delhi: Continuing with its much-lauded initiatives in education, the Aam Aadmi Party announced Wednesday that Anand Kumar, the creator of the Super 30 programme that coaches disadvantaged children for the IIT entrance exam, had consented to conduct one class per month for students of the city’s government schools.
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted, “Am happy to share that Anand Kumar has consented to conduct one class every month for Delhi Govt school students. This will be an online, virtual classroom for Class 11,12 students of our schools.
“My education also took place in a government school. Slowly the gap between a government school and private school is widening. Poor students are finding it difficult. But I am very happy today to see that government schools are becoming equal. It is nice to see smiles on the faces of the students and a desire to learn,” Kumar said in a video posted on the Aam Aadmi Party’s Twitter account.
Sisodia called Anand Kumar, 46, an inspiration to teachers and students and said “this is what it truly means to be a guru” and also said his government would provide “tax-free status” to Super 30, the Hindi movie based on Mr. Kumar’s life that stars Hrithik Roshan.