Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh gives nod for girls entry in Sainik Schools

Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh gives nod for girls entry in Sainik Schools

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has given his approval for admission of girl children in Sainik schools across the country. These admissions will start from next academic session (2021-22) and would be implemented in a phased manner. For the smooth implementation of this directive, Defence Ministry has directed all concerned authorities for ensuring availability of necessary infrastructure as well as sufficient female staff in Sainik schools.

The decision has been taken following the success of pilot project that was started by Union Ministry of Defence for admission of girl children in Sainik School Chhingchhip in Mizoram two years ago.

This decision is in line with Government’s objective towards gender equality, greater inclusiveness and enabling greater participation of women in Armed Forces. It also strengthens the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ motto, propagated by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sainik Schools in India are established and managed by Sainik Schools Society under Union Ministry of Defence. These schools were first conceived by former Defence Minister Shri V. K. Krishna Menon  in 1961. The main objective behind establishing these school was to rectify the regional and class imbalance amongst Officer cadre of Indian Military, and to prepare students for entry into National Defence Academy (NDA) in Khadakwasla, Pune and Indian Naval Academy. As of now, our country has 27 sainik schools running and proposed for future covering all the Indian states.

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