Sainik Schools in collaboration with Private Players
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The government of India is proposing and exploring the opportunity to bring a new scheme for setting up Sainik Schools in the country in partnership with NGOs/Private Schools/States etc. It is aimed to provide schooling opportunities in the “CBSE Plus” type of educational environment by involving desirous Government/Private Schools/NGOs to partner in establishing/aligning their system with Sainik Schools ethos, value system and national pride.
It is also expecting to enrol existing/upcoming schools to be run on the lines of the Sainik Schools curriculum. The schools are proposed to be affiliated with the Sainik Schools Society. Detailed guidelines and requisite approval are at an advance stage.
This information was tabled in a written reply by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik to a question asked by Shri Kripanath Mallah and others in Lok Sabha today.
About Sainik School Society
Sainik Schools are residential schools for boys, providing Public School Education with defence forces in mind. The schools are affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi and are supported by self, Central, and State funding. Recently, Sainik Schools started accepting girls as cadets as well.
It is aimed to offer quality education to the children of rural masses and to develop qualities of body, mind, and character which will enable the young boys to become good and useful citizens and at the same time, prepare students mentally and physically for entry into the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune and Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala, Kerala.
The Sainik Schools are managed by the Sainik Schools Society under the Ministry of Defence. The idea of Sainik School came into existence in 1961. It is considered the brainchild of V. K. Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister of India.
The inspiration for Sainik Schools came from the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) which have given India many service chiefs. Sainik schools can be regarded as an ordinary citizen’s public school where deserving students can get high-quality education irrespective of their income or class background. Seats are reserved for children of SC/ST and serving/retired defence personnel.
At moment, there are 33 such schools running and proposed for the future covering all the states of the country.