Centre approves setting up of 21 new Sainik Schools

Centre approves setting up of 21 new Sainik Schools

Centre approves setting up of 21 new Sainik Schools: The Ministry of Defence has approved setting up of 21 new Sainik Schools, in partnership with NGOs, private schools and state governments for this academic year.

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 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.

Centre approves setting up of 21 new Sainik Schools

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 17 of these schools are Brownfield running schools and four are Greenfield schools to be operational shortly.

Centre approves setting up of 21 new Sainik Schools: 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.