Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has floated a patriotic curriculum. In his words, it is ‘Deshbhakti Curriculum’, which must be taught compulsorily in all government schools in the State.
As the name of the curriculum indicates, the syllabus aims to instill patriotic fervour in children. The AAP supremo said that the children have to be enabled to live in an environment of patriotism all the time.
The move is aimed at producing patriotic doctors, engineers, and lawyers, he added.
There is a view that the AAP is moving towards the Political Right by introducing the curriculum. A commentator said that the idea is to woo sections of Congress and non-BJP voters who haven’t been voting for AAP because Kejriwal has previously asked for proof of the Uri surgical strikes. There are also other reasons why AAP is viewed as a Leftist party. Kejriwal is trying to shun the image, commentators are saying.