Mumbai: BMC commissioner mistakenly drinks sanitizer instead of water while presenting the Education budget

Mumbai: In a bizarre incident, the Joint Commissioner Ramesh Pawar mistakenly drank sanitizer instead of water while presenting the education budget of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Upon realizing the mistake, Sandhya Joshi, chairman of the Education committee immediately handed him the water bottle. As Ashutosh Salil, Joint Commissioner of Education Department was not well, Pawar was given the responsibility to present the budget.

Renaming BMC Schools as ‘Mumbai Public Schools’

Last month, all BMC schools acquired a new identity as Mumbai Public School along with a logo designed by students of Indian School of Design and Innovation. The re-branding of BMC schools is said to be a pet project of Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, who has also formed an informal advisory group of NGOs and academics working in the field of education.

The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday announced the allocation of funds for its education budget for the year 2021-22. The budgetary estimates for the year are set at Rs 2945.78 crore, which is marginally higher than that of the previous year wherein the budgetary estimates were Rs 2944.59 crore.

Rs 2 crore has been set aside for the opening of 10 new CBSE schools under the civic body. These schools will be housed in existing BMC buildings and will be free of the children of the respective buildings.