The process of admission to the first sainik school in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, run by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has begun. The school, named after senior RSS leader Rajju Bhaiya, will start from April this year. Registration for the entrance examination has started.
This Sainik School named Rajju Bhaiya Sainik Vidya Mandir (RBSVM) is the first school of its kind run by the RSS. Rajju Bhaiyya is a former head (sarsanghchalak) of RSS. In this school, eight seats have been reserved for the children of soldiers killed in action.
According to a senior RSS leader, the school building is almost built and the admission process for the first batch of 160 children in class six have started in the school. Director of RBSVM Col Shiv Pratap Singh said, “We will prepare the students for the technology exams of NDA, Naval Academy and Indian Army. Registration will continue until 23 February.”
The entrance examination will be held on 1 March. “We will test the students’ reasoning power, general knowledge, mathematics and English ability. The written examination will be followed by an interview followed by a medical examination. We will start the session on 6 April,” the director said.
Dependents of soldiers killed in action can avail of the age relaxation provision the school offers. The school has no reservations of any kind. The syllabus will be of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The school also started the process of recruiting teachers and administrative staff, which will be completed by the end of February.
The principal of the school will be appointed by Vidya Bharati, the education wing of the RSS. The school does have a uniform for students as well as teachers. A student will wear a light blue shirt and dark blue trousers while a teacher will don a white shirt and grey trousers.
This sainik school is a fully residential school. The RSS official said, “It aims to provide moral and spiritual guidance to students along with education and this is possible only in a residential school.”