The government plans to establish five more Sainik Schools at Amethi (Uttar Pradesh), Alwar (Rajasthan), Rudraprayag (Uttarakhand), Sambalpur (Odisha) and Warangal (Telangana), Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Stressing on the assurance, Singh said, “MoUs have been signed with the state governments, which is done after the state government provides annual financial assistance of about Rs 80 crore to the Sainik schools.”
The Centre, in turn, provides annual financial assistance of about Rs 80 crore to the Sainik Schools. Presently, at least 22 three-star generals, currently serving in the armed forces are alumni of Sainik schools. Read More