Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said today morning that Anand Kumar, the creator of the Super 30 programme that coaches underprivileged children for the IIT entrance exam, had agreed to conduct one class per month for students of the city's government schools.
"Am happy to share that Anand Kumar has agreed to conduct one class every month for Delhi Govt school students. This will be an online, virtual classroom for Class 11,12 students of our schools," Manish Sisodia posted on Twitter.
"My education also took place in a government school. Slowly the gap between a government school and private school is widening. Poor students are finding it difficult. But I am very happy today to see that government schools are becoming equal. It is nice to see smiles on the faces of the students and a desire to learn," Mr Kumar said in a video posted on the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Twitter account.
The announcement came after Mr Kumar met students at a government school today, in an event organised by the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The education minister called Anand Kumar, 46, an inspiration to teachers and students and said "this is what it truly means to be a guru".
Mr Sisodia, who is also Delhi Deputy Chief Minister, also said his government would provide "tax-free status" to Super 30, the Hindi movie based on Mr Kumar's life that stars Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan.