Keeping with the goals of the National Education Policy (NEP), the Government of India has decided to increase focus on value-based education.
This will enable children to develop pride in the rich culture and heritage of this nation, effective leadership with character, discipline, sense of duty and patriotism.
There has been a shift in the pattern of Sainik Schools, where the Union Cabinet chaired by Narendra Modi, approved the proposal for the launch of affiliated Sainik Schools under Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence.
The schools will function as an exclusive vertical, which will be significant and different from existing Sainik Schools of MoD.
In the first phase, 100 affiliate partners are proposed to be drawn from states, NGOs and private partners.
The scheme aims at providing the Sainik School pattern of education to a larger cross section of aspiring students all over the nation.
Evaluation of schools will be carried out by an evaluation committee at the district level and the report will be submitted to the Sainik Schools Society by the last week of January 2022.
Evaluation committee will consist of the following members:
- District Magistrate or Collector as chairman
- Principal of NVS or KVS located in same district
- Principal of closest Sainik School
The Sainik Schools Society had forwarded application forms to all the schools that have registered themselves up to January 15, 2022. The application forms had to be submitted online by January 21, 2022.
The “One School One Sport” philosophy will also be implemented by the new Sainik Schools in order to focus and excel in at least one sports discipline identified for that state.
Schools approved by the Sainik Schools Society will start following the recommended curriculum and activities from Class VI from April 2022. Other aspects of school management including training of teachers, implementation of sports and other extra-curricular activities will be intimated separately to the approved schools.
About 194 schools have registered on the official website for the scheme. https://sainikschool.ncog.gov.in.