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Give Delhi's children improved education - Reinstate Atishi Marlena

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 The Home Minister

Government of India

 Atishi Marlena, Advisor to Delhi’s Education Minister Manish Sisodia has been instrumental in transforming Delhi's government schools over the last 3 years. A Stephenian with a Masters in Education from Oxford, a Chevening Scholar as well as a Rhodes Scholar, Atishi has been serving the city's schools for a salary of Re 1 per month. Your Ministry in the Central government led by the BJP has ordered that Atishi be sacked from her position claiming her position was never approved by the Centre.

 The phenomenal improvements in the quality of education offered to children in Delhi's government schools are a product of Atishi's quiet labour behind the scenes. Her contribution has been acknowledged by academics, organisations working in education, politicians across party lines and even the sharpest critics of the Aam Aadmi Party.

 The Centre has routinely caused hindrances to derail the work of the Delhi government. However this sacking has put a face on the Centre's persecution of the Delhi government. The order dismissing Atishi’s appointment is more than a personal or political attack. It is an attack on the citizens of Delhi who have long suffered corrupt and incompetent governance. It is an attack on Delhi’s children who finally have a chance to get the opportunity they deserve. 

 As citizens of this country who believe that politics needs people like Atishi Marlena in positions of power to influence governance for the better, we urge you to reconsider your decision to dismiss Atishi and reinstate her with immediate effect.