Haryana releases Rs.50 mn for new military school

Saturday, August 7, 2010

CHANDIGARH - The Haryana government Saturday released an amount of Rs.50 million for the construction of a new Sainik (military) School in the state.

To be located at Gothra Tappa Khori village in Rewari district, this will be the state’s second Sainik School, which train young boys for a career in the defence forces by preparing them for the National Defence Academy (NDA).

The new school will be constructed at a cost of Rs.250 million.

Haryana Finance Minister Ajay Singh Yadav Saturday said that classes 5th and 6th for the new Sainik School had already started from the premises of a government primary school in Rewari town and the first phase of the building of the school will be ready by March 2011.

Yadav said that once the new school has its own campus, it will accommodate 600 students.

Haryana already has a Sainik School at Kunjpura in Karnal district, 150 km from here. That school, among the first Sainik Schools started in the country in 1961, celebrated its golden jubilee last month with President Pratibha Devisingh Patil attending the ceremony.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and former Army chief Gen. Deepak Kapoor are alumni of the Kunjpura Sainik School.

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