New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday that all the country’s sainik schools will now open for girls as well.There are currently 33 sainik schools in operation in the country.
During his Independence Day speech on Sunday, the Prime Minister said that two and a half years ago the first admission trial of girls to the Sainik schools in Mizoram took place.
“Now the government has decided that all sainik school in the country will also be open for the girls in the country,” he said.
Sainik schools are administered by the sainik Schools Association, which is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defense. The aim of establishing sainik schools was to prepare students from an early age for entry into the Indian Armed Forces.