Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 2, 2019UPDATED: July 2, 2019 14:41 IST Former NDMC chairman Umesh Seghal has asked Manish Sisodia to do a comparison between Delhi government-run schools and schools run by the New Delhi Municipal CouncilFormer NDMC chairman Umesh Sehgal has asked Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to compare the Delhi government-run schools, and the schools run by the New Delhi Municipal Council, which comes under the Centre.His reaction came after Sisodia challenged BJP working president JP Nadda to compare the top 10 government schools in the BJP-ruled states, with the ones under the AAP government and then debate after Nadda had claimed that the AAP in Delhi had become a laughing shock.What Umesh Sehgal wrote in his letter “I read with interest your challenge to compare the best 10 government schools with the best in any of the other states. Please note that for comparison purposes you do not have to go anywhere else, please compare your schools with those run by the NDMC! Even your best 10 with their worst 10,” wrote Umesh Sehgal.”This will not just be an idle boast but may prove a wake-up call for you and maybe enable you to take effective steps to improve your own schools even further,” he wrote.”Training teachers abroad may seem an attractive idea but it is uselessly expensive. Recruiting better teachers and arranging both off the job and on the job training here may be a better idea,” the letter said.” Please give up your uselessly expensive ‘cameras in classrooms’ scheme, the government cannot be seen spying on its teachers and students. Also, do not build classrooms in vacant land or open mobile clinics and so on, this land be used to develop sports and recreational activities in the school,” Sehgal added.advertisementManish Sisodia’s tweet:I challenge @JPNadda & @VijayGoelBJP to choose top 10 govt schools of BJP education model from any BJP state. I’ll choose top 10 govt schools of Kejriwal education model. I’ll visit your schools, you can visit ours. Let’s then debate- what’s laughing stock and what makes one cryManish Sisodia (@msisodia) June 30, 2019What was the debate about?Addressing BJP Delhi leaders on Saturday on the second day of the state working committee’s meeting, Nadda asked them to work together for the Delhi assembly elections due early next year. Referring to the 2015 Assembly election results, where the Aam Aadmi Party had won 67 of the 70 seats, Nadda claimed the people of Delhi were now realising what the leaders had actually done.”They (AAP) have become the laughing stock. Delhi, being the national capital, needs leadership which has a serious vision for the city,” he said.Nadda claimed the people were not happy with the Arvind Kejriwal-led government. “I am fully confident that we will succeed in Delhi,” the BJP working president said.Reacting sharply to Nadda’s words, the Delhi deputy minister said, “By calling the choice made by the people of Delhi a subject of ridicule. I want to remind him about what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his maiden speech in the new Lok Sabha. He said that when some people make fun of the elected government, they are making fun of the people of the country. Perhaps Nadda-Ji’s views differ from the prime minister’s.”Read: Govt. taking steps to promote regional languages in higher education: HRD Minister Ramesh PokhriyalRead: Lok Sabha passes Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre Bill 2019: Colleges, universities to be considered single unitRead: Arts integrated pedagogy can strengthen academic learningGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKaran Yadav Tags :Follow Government schoolsFollow Umesh SehgalFollow Manish SisodiaFollow BJPFollow AAP Former NDMC chairman asks Sisodia to compare Delhi-run and NDMC-run govt schoolsFormer NDMC chairman Umesh Seghal has asked Manish Sisodia to do a comparison between Delhi government-run schools and schools run by the New Delhi Municipal Council.advertisement
Cherif Bassiouni, the UN Independent Expert on Human Rights in Afghanistan, is due to arrive Saturday in Kabul, the capital, and will hold talks with key Government officials, the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), UN and other international agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).He will also make on-site visits, the details of which have yet to be finalized.In a related development, as of today women in Faizabad in northeastern Afghanistan will receive more legal support to combat discrimination and domestic violence and to improve their living conditions.The Department of Women’s Affairs, with support from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), is establishing Women Working Groups (WWG) focusing on three areas: protection, public awareness and creating opportunities for females.These groups bring together Government officials, organizations advocating women’s rights and UNAMA. The network is already serving Afghan women in 26 districts in Kunduz, Takhar and Baghlan.