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Admission of girl children in Sainik schools

Admission of girl children in Sainik schools

On 18th October 2019, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal for admission of girls in Sainik schools across the country for academic session 2021-22. 

Key Points:

  • This decision was taken following the success of a pilot project that started two years ago by the Defence Ministry for admission of girl children in Sainik School Chhingchhip in Mizoram Lucknow.
  • The authorities are concerned to ensure the availability of necessary infrastructure and adequate women staff in the educational institutes for smooth implementation of the directive.
  • Across the country 26 Sainik schools are feeder institutions that prepare future officers for the armed forces.
  • This could be the first step for girls entering the National Defence Academy which is a training ground for all three services.
  • The decision is in line with the objective of the government towards greater inclusiveness, gender equality, enabling greater participation of women in the Armed forces and strengthening by the propagated motto of 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'.

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