Arvind Kejriwal
Source:thestatesman.com

On Tuesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that many students of the government schools of Delhi from a humble economic background have qualified in the JEE 2020 and NEET 2020. He asserted that talent is not tied to money. For getting higher education, he said that money will not be a problem for the successful students as the Delhi government has arranged for scholarships and loans of up to Rs 10 lakh for them. In the NEET exam, a total of 569 students of the Delhi government schools have qualified. In JEE, 443 students have cleared the exam.

Arvind Kejriwal added that of the 569 students who have qualified in the NEET, 379 are girls. In NEET, 37 students have ranked in the top 10,000. He said that twenty-nine students from a Delhi Government school in Moladband, 24 from a Yamuna Vihar school, and 23 from a Noor Nagar school have qualified in the NEET. Tamanna Goel bagged the 11th rank, along with 48 other students of Delhi government schools who have scored 520 marks out of 720 in the NEET. Mr. Kejriwal said that Ms. Goel’s father is jobless while her mother works as a domestic help in neighborhood houses.

He added that the father of Khush Garg (who score 680 marks) is a small shopkeeper. Arvind Kejriwal said that he firmly believes that good education can eradicate poverty from the country in one generation itself. He said that the success stories of these students, coming from such a humble background will inspire many more children to study well.

The AAP leader said that he is apprising everyone about these students and their background because talent is not determined by money. Children from lower-middle-class families have the ability to achieve greater heights if given equal opportunity and the right to quality education. Arvind Kejriwal said that the performance of the students is a testament to the quality of education that is being given in Delhi government schools.

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Deputy CM, Manish Sisodia said that the students of the Delhi Government schools have made their city proud by their performance in NEET and JEE exams. He said that many of these students will be the first doctors or engineers in their families.

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