The Rashtriya SwayamSewak Sangh (RSS) which is the largest voluntary organization globally is all set to open an ‘Army School’ via Education Wing ‘Vidya Bharti’. The school will run from next year onwards and it is going to change the chapters of thousands of children who will get the much-important training to become officers in the armed forces.
The school will be named after RSS Sarsangchalak Rajendra Singh, or more famously known as Rajju Bhaiya. The school called, Rajju Bhaiya Sainik Vidya Mandir is being set up in Shikarpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahar district, where the RSS man was born in 1922.
Ajay Goyal who is a regional convener of West UP and Uttarakhand for the Vidya Bharti Uchha Shiksha Sansthan expressed his opinion about doing something good for the nation. He said, “This is an experiment we are doing for the first time in the country and the model can be replicated to other places in future.”
According to him, they have already invited applications and have selected as many as 160 students for Class VI for the first batch. It has been said that 56 seats will be reserved children of martyrs under a reservation scheme.
As per a report in Economic Times, the school is expected to spread over 20,000 square meter land which was donated by a former army man and farmer Rajpal Singh. The construction for which had started on August 24 last year.
The school will feature a huge stadium, a three-storey academic building, a three-storey hostel and a dispensary. A newly created trust, Rajpal Singh Jankalyan Sewa Samiti will also be looking over the school and the land.
The school brochure read, “There is a lack of Army, Navy and Air Force officers in the country. The reason behind that is not many young people can match the eligibility criteria for the officers’ post. There is one Army School in each state which is not able to fulfill the demand of officers in the Indian forces.”
The school will go along with the Central Board of Secondary Education syllabus and will have students from Class VI to Class XII. Classes are expected to commence in April 2020.
RSS Prant Pracharak of Meerut, Ajay Mittal appreciated efforts and said, “It’s an honour for the Meerut prant to have an Army school under Vidya Bharti” he also added. “The school will fulfill the dreams of children to serve the country as an army officer in future.” The school will be administered by Central Hindu Military Education Society.
Vidya Bharti, which runs more than 20,000 schools across India rates education highly. Its aim is to educate the young generation as per Indian values and culture.