Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with student Vijay Kumar, son of a tailor and a homemaker who pass the IIT entrance examination and others pose the photograph during a press conference at Delhi Secretariat in New Delhi (Photo By Hamid Ali)
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said a city-based family has decided to bear the cost of education of Vijay Kumar, who has qualified for the IIT-Delhi after availing the government’s free coaching scheme.
Kejriwal introduced the south Delhi-based family at a press conference here during which Kumar and his parents were also present.
Kumar, 16, is son of a tailor father and a homemaker mother.
“You all have already read about and seen on TV Vijay’s achievements. He had availed the Delhi government’s ‘Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana’ which is a free coaching scheme for aspiring students like him, who dream big but do not have resources,” said Kejriwal, himself an IIT graduate.