Now, girls can also study in Sainik Schools across country

About 2.5 years ago, girls were first allowed to study in Sainik Schools in Mizoram

By Jasleen Kaur -- August 15, 2021 11:43 am -- Updated:August 15, 2021 11:49 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that Sainik Schools across the country will be open for admission to girl students.

"The government has decided that doors of every Sainik School will now be open for girl students," said the Prime Minister while addressing the nation on 75th Independence Day from the Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Modi said he had been receiving requests from girls across the country expressing their aspiration to study in Sainik Schools. "I used to get messages from lakhs of daughters that they too want to study in Sainik Schools, the doors of Sainik Schools should be opened for them too. About 2-2.5 years ago, the experiment of admitting girls was done for the first time in Sainik School in Mizoram," he said.

Meanwhile, talking about the National Education Policy, the Prime Minister said it would become a major force in the fight against poverty. "Today, the country has a new National Education Policy to meet the needs of the 21st century. The National Education Policy 2020 will become a major force in the fight against poverty," said the Prime Minister.

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He said when daughters and sons of poor families would become professionals after studying in their mother tongue, then justice would be done to their ability.

Laying emphasis on the special feature of the policy, Narendra Modi said, "There is another special feature of the new education policy. In this, sports have been made a part of the mainstream education instead of extra-curricular. Sports are also one of the most effective means of moving forward in life."

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-PTC News with inputs from ANI

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