Ministry Of Defence Approves 21 New Sainik Schools, One In Dhenkanal

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Sai! Bhubaneswar: Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved setting up of 21 new Sainik Schools, in partnership with NGOs/private schools/State Governments. These schools will be set up in the initial round of the Government’s initiative of setting up of 100 new Sainik schools across the country in partnership mode. They will be distinct from the existing Sainik Schools.

One among these newly approved Sainik Schools will be set up in Dhenkanal district of Odisha, information shared by the Defence Ministry on Saturday stated. This will be the second Sainik School in Odisha after the one in Bhubaneswar which was established in 1962. These schools will be set up in the initial phase of the government’s initiative of setting up of 100 new Sainik schools across the country in partnership mode. They will be distinct from the existing Sainik Schools.

The 17 of these schools are Brownfield running schools and four are Greenfield schools to be operational shortly. The proposed Sainik School at Dhenkanal has been named Sanskar Public School (Abakash Foundation). The objectives behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of setting up of 100 new Sainik Schools is to provide quality education to the students in tune with National Education Policy and give them better career opportunities, including joining the Armed Forces.

It also gives an opportunity to the private sector to work hand-in-hand with the Government towards nation building by refining today’s youth to become responsible citizens of tomorrow, the Defence Ministry stated.

While NGOs, Trusts and Societies have share of 12 approved new schools, six private Schools and three State Government owned schools find place in the list of such approved new Sainik Schools. Unlike existing Sainik Schools which are purely residential in nature, seven new Sainik Schools are Day School and 14 such new approved schools have residential arrangements.

These new Sainik Schools, besides their affiliation to respective education boards, will function under the aegis of Sainik Schools Society and will follow the Rules and Regulations for new Sainik schools in partnership mode prescribed by the Society. In addition to their regular affiliated board curriculum, they will also impart education of Academic Plus curriculum to the students of Sainik school pattern.

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