100 New Sainik Schools
A Webinar was Chaired by our Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on 8 January 2022, which concluded with several landmark decisions the most Important was the Opening of 100 new Sainik Schools to ensure abundant Participation of Girls in the Armed Forces, The decision was welcomed by everyone as it aims to induct more girls in the services , Recently There have been significant improvement in the position of women in Indian Army,which Include assigning of Permanent Commission to the Females , Induction of Girls via NDA examination, now this step of increasing the number of Sainik Schools to ensure maximum participation of girls in the armed Forces is definitely a milestone in the Journey of empowering women for Defense Sector as well. Time in and Time out we have seen the Incredible bravery and valiance of the females in the forces which proves they are nowhere behind the males when it comes to serving the nation. this announcement is gift to every brave heart Indian Girl who dreams of wearing the Army uniforms and Stars in their Shoulders.
“Quality education is the fourth of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations. There are several other goals under ‘quality education’. It has been our strong political commitment to achieve these goals. Several schemes like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan are being run. Setting up of 100 new Sainik Schools is another important step in that direction,” This was the Defence Minister’s statement on the opening of 100 new Sainik Schools.
Chief of the Army Staff General MM Naravane, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar and Secretary Department of School Education and Literacy Smt Anita Karwal were some other Significant Personalities that attended and enlightened the Webinar with their Presence.
There were several other key points which were discussed and Decisions that were taken in the webinar such as-
Sainik Schools were praised for the Quality education they are providing to the students and Imparting the lessons of great minds Like Swami Vivekanand and Mahatma Gandhi to the young minds.
Defence Minister also lauded the sainik schools for giving more than 7,000 officers in the Armed Forces so far and have given the country officers like former Chiefs of the Army Staff General Deepak Kapoor (Retd) & General Dalbir Singh Suhag (Retd), besides Nagaland Chief Minister Shri Neiphiu Rio; former RBI Governor D Subbarao and Film Director Rakesh Roshan.
A website https://sainikschool.ncog.gov.in in collaboration with Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG-N) was launched and the registration opened for affiliation on October 12, 2021. Till date, 137 applicants have registered on the web portal.this was after the decision made on October 2021 for launching of Sainik Schools in partnership with NGOs/Private Schools/State-owned schools on affiliation basis with Sainik Schools Society. These schools would function as an exclusive vertical, which will be distinct and different from existing Sainik Schools. In the first phase, 100 affiliate partners were proposed to be drawn from States/NGOs/Private partners.
Defence Minister advised the Department of Defence and Sainik School Society to devise a mechanism for ranking all Sainik schools on the basis of their performance and audit in order to maintain a healthy competition among schools which eventually result in betterment of the Education system.