New Delhi: The Directorate of Education (DoE), Delhi has directed all heads of schools, along with 20 teachers, to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister-elect Arvind Kejriwal at the iconic Ramlila Maidan on Sunday. Also Read - Kejriwal Swearing-in: PM Modi First Politician Invited to Ramlila Maidan Ceremony
In a press release, the DoE, Delhi, said, “All heads of schools are requested to attend oath ceremony of Delhi CM on February 16 along with 20 teachers.” Also Read - Kejriwal Swearing-in: AAP Plays Safe, Says No Party Invited to Ceremony, But Baby Mufflerman Must Come
“The delegations should include Vice Principals, Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Coordinators, Happiness Coordinators and Teacher Development Coordinators,” the release further stated. Also Read - Arvind Kejriwal swearing-in ceremony venue Ramlila Maidan almost ready
Notably, the Arvind Kejriwal-government has been credited with ‘revolutionising’ education system in Delhi. It was one of the planks on which the AAP contested, and won, the recently-held Delhi Assembly election.
Manish Sisodia, the deputy CM of Delhi and a close aide of CM-elect Kejriwal, also held the office of its education minister. He is expected to retain his portfolio in the third Arvind Kejriwal cabinet.
While the AAP initially said that no party will be invited to the swearing-in ceremony, on Friday, CM-elect Kejriwal formally extended an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the ceremony. The Prime Minister, however, is scheduled to be in his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi on Sunday.
Another ‘special guest’ invited for the ceremony is ‘Baby Mufflerman/Mini Kejriwal’ Aavyan Tomar, who was spotted at the AAP headquarters on the counting day in traditional Kejriwal clothing, and instantly became a darling of social media.