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Defence Minister Inaugurates First All-Girls Sainik School at Vrindavan

Utkarsh Classes 02-01-2024
Defence Minister Inaugurates First All-Girls Sainik School at Vrindavan State news 3 min read

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the first all-India Girls Sainik School at Vrindavan in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. The name of Girls Sainik School Samvid Gurukulam Girls Sainik School.

  • During the inauguration ceremony of the Samvid Gurukulam Girls Sainik School in Vrindavan, Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath and other senior officials of the state government were present.

About First All-Girls Sainik School at Vrindavan

  • The Indian government has initiated the establishment of 100 new Sainik schools in partnership with NGOs/private/state government schools in all state/union territories, out of which 42 have already been set up. 
  • In addition, 33 Sainik Schools already exist under the erstwhile pattern. 
  • The first all-girls Sainik School, Samvid Gurukulam Girls Sainik School, was inaugurated with approximately 870 girls will be admitted. 
  • This school is a beacon of light for girls who aspire to join the Armed Forces and serve the motherland. 
  • The admission of girls to Sainik Schools was approved in 2019 and it was a golden moment in the history of women's empowerment. Girls are also meant to protect the nation just like their male counterparts. Today, women not only fly fighter jets, but they also secure the borders.

Objectives of Setting Up New Sainik School

  • The vision of setting up 100 new Sainik Schools aims to provide quality education to students by the National Education Policy 2020. 
  • This will offer better career opportunities, including joining the Armed Forces. Additionally, it provides an opportunity for the private sector to work alongside the Government towards nation-building by refining today's youth into responsible citizens of tomorrow.

About Sainik Schools

  • The Sainik Schools Society (SSS) is registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. 
  • In 1961, V. K. Krishna Menon, the Defence Minister of India, established a program to address the regional and class imbalance among Indian Military officers. 
  • It manages Sainik Schools located in various parts of the country. These schools provide quality education and training to cadets to prepare them to be good citizens and excel in all aspects of life.

FAQ

Answer: Vrindavan, Mathura

Answer: Samvid Gurukulam Girls Sainik School

Answer: 33

Answer: Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860
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