Even Smriti was 'grilled' during daughter’s admission
It did not help that she was India\'s Education Minister - Smriti Irani had to appear in an interview to get her children admitted to a school in Delhi like any other parent.
New Delhi: It did not help that she was India's Education Minister - Smriti Irani had to appear in an interview to get her children admitted to a school in Delhi like any other parent.
"Oh yes. I actually got interviewed. When I came from Mumbai to Delhi, the first one month, I tried to work out a balance between work and home. I just could not because I barely had six hours to go to Mumbai. I have two young children, one is 11-year-old and the other is 13-year-old," Irani said on Sunday.
"For me it was difficult and I said 'come to Delhi' and, mercifully, they listened. We had give an interview as parents -- got grilled by teachers and principal and then the children were grilled," she said.
She of course did not mind the interview at the school.
She said she goes to Parent Teacher Association meetings regularly. "I don't go with a barrage of cops. I think you want to give sense to your children that this is a job, not an entitlement."
"I have never walked a path that has been carefully crafted or charted. I have gone into territory unknown on many an occasion," she said.