Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said his government's free coaching scheme ensured that a tailor's son got the opportunity to study at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, adding that he was happy that his son would study with him.
"Vijay Kumar's father is a tailor, his mother is a homemaker. I am feeling happy to announce that he has got admission in IIT after the Delhi government provided free coaching to him. This was Baba Saheb's (BR Ambedkar) vision which is being fulfilled by Delhi," Mr Kejriwal tweeted on Monday.
"I am very happy that my son and his son will study in IIT at the same time. There has been a tradition that the son of a poor man remains poor in the absence of good education. By providing quality education and training, we are bridging the gap that exists between the poor and the rich," he tweeted on Tuesday.
Mr Kejriwal's son Pulkit scored an impressive 96.4 per cent in the CBSE Class 12 examination earlier this year.
In 2014, Mr Kejriwal's daughter, Harshita Kejriwal, had also scored 96 per cent in her Class 12 CBSE examination. Later, she cleared IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
Before joining the civil services, Arvind Kejriwal had studied engineering at IIT Kharagpur.
The education sector is the Kejriwal government's primary focus. The Delhi government has received praises from a section of academicians for its efforts to improve the infrastructure and quality of education in the state-run schools in Delhi.
The 'happiness' classes-- introduced by the Delhi government to help students manage stress-- have also been praised by academicians and politicians.