14th Sep 2018 05:09:AM Editorials
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Arunachal made a big leap in education sector with inauguration of state’s 1st Sainik School at Pasighat a couple of days back.  The state deserves such Institute as Arunachalis are known for their patriotism. A befitting gift from the Centre.Thanks to PM @narendramodi ji & @nsitharaman ji @adgpi
This is from the twitter handle of Chief Minister Pema Khandu who inaugurated the first ever Sainik School in the state on September 10 at Pasighat’s Niglok. For the Khandu government this has been a tremendous achievement. Another two Sainik Schools are also in the pipeline. The schools are set up by the Sainik Schools Society under the Ministry of Defence and they impart best of education to the children whether they want to serve in the army or not. 
The concept was conceived by the then Defence Minister of India V K Krishna Menon as far back as in 1961 though he was forced to quit the Jawaharlal Nehru Cabinet in the wake of 1962 war with China which ended in disaster for India and Nehru abandoning the North East and withdrawing Indian army down the Chicken Neck corridor, the narrow strip as its name suggests, which connects the region with the rest of the mainland.
It is not known whether the Sainik School authorities honour him or not but what is more important is the fact that the schools serve students in  better ways than an average highly paid  residential schools  with a strict regimen of discipline and education of world class. For an aspirational student the school is a better platform if he wants to serve the country in whichever the way. There is no doubt that the training and drills are arduous as the Defence department wants to mould the students in a way that they will become assets for nation building. 
The students after Plus 2 have an option of joining the National Defence Academy(NDA) if they so desire. The NDA trains officer cadets for all the three wings of Indian Defence forces and many are from Sainik Schools. Thus it also gives an opportunity for the underprivileged children from backward states like Arunachal Pradesh to serve as officers in the Indian defence forces. 

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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