For the First Time, Sainik School Goalpara To Enroll Girl Students
For the first time, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves the admission of girls in Sainik School Goalpara, Assam, from Class 6 for the academic session 2021-22.
Defence spokesman Lt. Col P Khongsai says;
“With this, talented girls from the State will get a golden opportunity to prepare themselves from an early age to serve the nation by joining Indian Defence Services. Accordingly, the school will arrange for the necessary infrastructure, education and adequate training to impart wholesome growth in the girls of the region.”
Admission details are available on the official website: https://aissee.nta.nic.in
19th November is the last date for submission of application.
Previously, the girl candidates were not allowed to enrol in the Sainik Schools as the schools are intended to allow only boys to be a part of the National Defence Academy (NDA).
In 1961, Sainik Schools were first established, by V. K. Krishna Menon, Defence Minister of India, 1961.
Sainik schools aimed to rectify the regional and class imbalance amongst the Officer cadre of the Indian Military.
These schools also prepare students to be mentally and physically fit for entry into the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Naval Academy (INA).
All across the states of the country, a total of 33 Sainik schools are in function and proposed for future coverage.
Established in the year 1964, 12th November, Sainik School Goalpara has more than 200 students to have joined NDA.
While around 500 students enrolled the armed forces through other exams like CDS.