Defence Minister Rajnath Singh gives nod for girls to enter Sainik Schools

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The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented the Rajbhasa Puruskar, at the Hindi Divas Samaroh, in New Delhi on September 14, 2017. The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, the Ministers of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir and Shri Kiren Rijiju are also seen.

New Delhi: Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal for admission of girl children in Sainik schools w.e.f. academic session 2021-22 in a phased manner. The decision has been taken following the success of the pilot project started by the Ministry of Defence for admission of girl children in Sainik School Chhingchhip in Mizoram two years ago.

Raksha Mantri has directed concerned authorities to ensure availability of necessary infrastructure and sufficient female staff in Sainik schools for smooth implementation of the directive.

The decision is in line with the objective of the Government towards greater inclusiveness, gender equality, enabling greater participation of women in Armed Forces and strengthening the motto of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’, propagated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.