Arvind Kejriwal Launches Country’s First Virtual School for Classes 9 to 12

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced the launch of the country's first virtual school in Delhi.


  • The name of this school will be 'Delhi Model Virtual School'.
  • The classes in this virtual school will be completely online and the students will be able to complete the classes from their home.

  • There will be no option of physical classes in the school. All classes will be online only which will also be recorded so that students can view the recorded classes later.

  • In the initial phase, classes from class 9 to 12 will be held in it.

  • Children from any state across the country will be able to take admission in this virtual school.

  • This school with online classes will also have a digital library for the students.

  • Happiness Classes, Patriotic Courses, Sports University, Skill University, Army Preparatory etc. have also been established by the Delhi Government.

Education Ministry refutes Delhi Government's claim :

  • The Centre-run National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has refuted Kejriwal's claim that his government is starting the first virtual school in the country.

  • NIOS, which functions as an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Education, said that India's first virtual school was started by it in August 2021.

About Delhi :

  • After independence in 1947, Delhi was accepted as the capital of the Union of India.

  • It got the status of a Union Territory in 1956.

  • Under the 69th Constitutional Amendment, 1991, the Union Territory of Delhi was declared as the 'National Capital Territory of Delhi', giving special status.

  • A 70-member assembly and a 7-member council of ministers were also arranged for Delhi.

  • NCR includes the districts of Uttar Pradesh (8), Haryana (14) and Rajasthan (2) adjoining Delhi.

  • Lieutenant Governor- Vinay Kumar Saxena

  • Chief Minister- Shri Arvind Kejriwal

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