Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the proposal for admission of Girls in Sainik School with effect from academic session 2021-22. This decision has been taken after a successful pilot project which was started by Ministry of Defence in Sainik School of Mizoram 2 years ago.
Defence Min Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal for admission of girl children in Sainik schools from 2021-22 session. The decision has been taken after success of pilot project by Defence Ministry for admission of girl children in Sainik School Chhingchhip in Mizoram 2 yrs ago pic.twitter.com/l5StEREFrw— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2019
In November 2018, Central government had decided to induct Girls in all Sainik School across the country to provide quality training. That decision of Central government has been finally approved by Defence minister Rajnath Singh.
This decision is being also seen as the first step towards the entry of girls in National Defence Academy(NDA).
In a pilot project of Ministry of Defence, Sainik School of Mizoram gave admission to 6 girl students in class VI and Sainik School of Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) gave admission to 15 girls in class IX in April last year.