As homage for the former president, Bharat Ratna recipient and the father of India's nuclear programme Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the Skill Education Scheme for students will be named after him. The government will stand guarantee for student loans up to Rs 10 lakh under the scheme.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced the name of the scheme as ‘Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Higher Education and Skill Education Guarantee Scheme’.
Dr Kalam is known for his extraordinary contributions made for his people and country. His teaching for the youth and school children remains ageless. He was a man of purpose.
On July 2, Dr Kalam addressed a gathering of teachers, educationists and government officers at the Delhi secretariat and said that students between class 9 to class 12 should devote 25 per cent of school time on skill development.
“That means, every year we get a skilled bank of millions of children. In such a situation, the role played by educationists has to be unique so that it will help upgrade the skill of the candidate for making him or her, a member of the knowledge society,” Kalam had said.
Legislators paid tribute at the Delhi Assembly for Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away on Monday. The special session of the Delhi Assembly on the issue of women safety is adjourned till August 3 by the AAP government.
As a mark of respect for the late leader, Delhi Government also instructed its officials to remove outdoor advertisements by Tuesday night and prohibited from displaying them until the completion of the seven-day mourning period.
The Delhi Chief Minister Aravind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel rushed to Kalam’s residence at 10 after the assembly to pray for the late president.