Copy Sainik School model in all schools: PMO to HRD

According to sources, the ministry is of the view that it would be easier to replicate such elements in JNVs, which are also residential schools. These schools, run by the Centre, provide quality education to talented students from rural areas, selected through an entrance test.

Written by Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2017 6:25 am

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has advised the HRD Ministry to include elements of military schools (Sainik Schools) — aimed at promoting discipline, physical fitness and a patriotic outlook — in regular schools too. Senior HRD officials on Tuesday attended a meeting called by the PMO to discuss this proposal.

The Prakash Javadekar-led ministry is learnt to be exploring ways to introduce Sainik School-like features in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs). It  has also discussed the PMO’s suggestion with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), to which about 20,000 private schools across the country are affiliated.

According to sources, the ministry is of the view that it would be easier to replicate such elements in JNVs, which are also residential schools. These schools, run by the Centre, provide quality education to talented students from rural areas, selected through an entrance test.

Sainik Schools were conceived in 1961 by the then Defence Minister V K Krishna Menon, and set up with the objective of preparing youngsters for the defence services. So, in addition to academics, students at these residential schools have to join the National Cadet Corps (NCC), undergo rigorous physical training, lead disciplined lives and are encouraged to adopt patriotic values. Currently, there are about 25 such schools, managed by a society under the Ministry of Defence.

The PMO has proposed inclusion of such elements in all schools for “holistic development” of students. This idea was first mooted under the NDA-II government at the 64th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) held in October last year. CABE is the highest advisory body that guides the central government and states on matters pertaining to education.

As first reported by The Indian Express on October 26, at the CABE meeting, Minister of State for HRD Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey emphasised the importance of military education for students to promote the idea of patriotism and nationalism. He also claimed that if 2,000 of the 10,000 students at Nalanda University were trained in military education, they would have foiled Bakhtiyar Khilji’s plan to plunder and raze the institute.

According to the minutes of the CABE meeting, Madhya Pradesh’s education minister also suggested that more Sainik Schools should be set up by the government as “nationalism and patriotism is the need of the hour”.

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    Awdhoot Rahurkar
    Jul 23, 2017 at 8:18 pm
    It is a very good step in the education field and It should be implemented in all schools in India. Because many welknown schools are charging heavy fees and giving valueless education (bad / poor education) to the students. Now a days most of the schools are employing uneducated / unqualified teachers for teaching purpose which results in to poor education quality in India. Good wishes for the good decision . The scheme should be implemented with immediate effect.
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      R. P. Lanjewar
      Jul 22, 2017 at 3:03 pm
      Hello, Sainiki school pattern is really different than others ordinary school. In different States it is run by private management's. I think such school's run by state Government. Government have to give good status to employee's of such school's
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        Prakash Nad
        Jul 21, 2017 at 7:26 pm
        I'm a sainik school alumni, passed out from Sainik School Bijapur Karnataka. Our school motto is Ajeet hain, Abheet hain - it is so imbibed into our pshche that till today we proudly call ourselves Ajeets. I am now 60, passed out in 1974. We yet stand in attention and greet our seniors as "sirs" irrespective of our own position in society. Just this morning, my wife commented "there must be something unique about your school (sainik school) that they produce such great citizens of the world" and yes a few of are senior Defence Officers. A sample size of just my batch mind you about 50 from just one Sainik School has produced 1 IAS, 2 KAS/KPS, 2 GENERALS and umpteen Defence officers, 2 Bankers and many very successful corporate executives, a lawer, an architect, and the icing on the cake an internationally well known professor. Thus, which ever profession choosen by design or default we are very successful the common traits being of Values, Integrity, Character, Honesty and Patriotism
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          Dr Pramod
          Jul 22, 2017 at 11:20 pm
          Sainik School is not run by private management .It is run under the aegis of Ministry of Defence, Government of India. Responsibility of providing infrastructure for raising the school is of State government.
        2. P
          Jul 21, 2017 at 4:36 pm
          Despite the contribution of Sainik schools in nation building and building the defence by grooming military leadership ,50 approximately of the defence officers being products of these cradle of military leadership, Sainik school staff are treated by the govt below KV staff and JNV staff. They are not having medical cover meagre medical allowance of Rs500 per month is included in the ry whereas medical allowance is given to pensioners in other deptt.Their MACP was a dream and is just implemented. No children education allowance no SDA for NE states,which are given to their counterparts of KV,JNV. Different state having different scholarship schemes, different support structure have resulted in anamoly. Some schools are running short of fund for pension and gratuity. Schools are expected to be self sustaining. 7 pay is a dream. Additionality out of 6 pay is not fully borne by MOD. NCC is just minimal in some school with no ANOs as state govt is asked to sponsor NCC . Role of MOD?
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            Sridhara Hiriyannaiah
            Jul 21, 2017 at 1:18 pm
            First and foremost remove Hindi from these schools.
            1. B
              Jul 21, 2017 at 1:15 pm
              feku nai aik aur feka,it is a misguided sixsir catch any body this man MODI man of destroying india can do any thing feku to please the voters MORONJI
              1. M
                Jul 21, 2017 at 7:46 pm
                Don't see others in your father's light !
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                  Jul 22, 2017 at 6:12 am
                  Muslim terrorists invaders destroyed India then and Muslim Terrorists destroyed Hindu population in Kashmir.
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                  BAPTY.s Seshasayee
                  Jul 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm
                  Wonderful and most needed suggestion and MUST NEEDED MOVE. Best to inculcate patriotism and Indianness in all young Bharatwasis. Always think of motherland and work towards building MOTHERINDIA IN EVERY WALK OF LIFE. WE ARE A LARGE COUNTRY ALMOST A CONTINENT AND WITH 126 Crore People. So we can develop in such a way by making BHARATH THE BIGGEST MARKET FOR INDIANS IN EVERYWAY. Let's develop Discipline, Honesty, HARDWORK, patriotism ,Mutual help to fellow Indians, Swaatch Bharath and ably defending our GREAT NATION. LETS NOT UNNECESSARILY BE IMPORTING UNNECESSARY FOREIGN PRODUCTS ,FOR GLAMOUR ND GLITTER. LETS BUILD GREAT INDIAN PRODUCTS, IF OUR 800 Million youths follow this ,no country ,including autocratic, communist CHINA CAN BOTHER US AND WILL DARE NOT PLAY FOOL WITH US. COME ON YOUNG BHARATH, JAI BHARATH, BHARATH MATA KI JAI. OUR DESHBAKHT P.M MODIJI IS THEIR TO GUIDE BHARATH FOR NEXT 15 to 20 yrs. Indiav that's BHARATH WILL BE A SUPER POWER SOON. THANK U. THANK U.
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                    Jul 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm
                    Can students from Sainik schools still apply for H1B visas ? Can they take SAT and TOEFl ? Please let us know as too much discipline and patriotism and nationalism does not help for visa interviews at the US embassy. Language of instruction will be Sanskrit and Hindi, but SAT and TOEFl is in English. Please clarify. Thanks
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                      Saykat Mukherjee
                      Jul 21, 2017 at 3:22 pm
                      I have studies from sainik school. Most of my friends who works with IT firms at working in US Europe. The word Sainik School does not means your are a soilder. The school curriculum is designed to devlop a student to survive in hostile condition. Other way round "juta shelai sa chondi pat" is a bengali saying which means every sort of work. But i believe everybody cannot lead that life. Sainik school is a place were going gets tough and tough gets going.
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                        Manish Singh
                        Jul 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm
                        Mr dalbir.... Do u know anything about sainik school... Do u know the basic reason why THE SAINIK SCHOOL IS ESTABLISHED... when you don't know the basics of sainik school then better not to speak... At what age you are applying for H1B, SAT, TOEFL.... SAINIK SCHOOL IS FOR OUR NATION NOT FOR USA... if you have dreams of working for USA then better go to GD GOINIKA, AMITY INTERNATIONAL and other international Schools...SAINIK SCHOOL IS THEN NOT MADE FOR YOU AND OTHERS WHO THINKS FOR H1B
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                          Jul 21, 2017 at 10:30 pm
                          I am not a sainik school product but it seems not only u have any idea of the school but according to u world does not exist beyond US.
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                            Jul 21, 2017 at 11:23 pm
                            I went to Sainik School in Jamnagar. Today I have achieved a lot in life with the few years I spent there. BTW I live in USA.
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