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Sainik Schools to get Double Scholarship Amount by the Haryana Government

Sep 24, 2015 17:06 IST

    The scholarship amount given to the cadets of Sainik Schools at Kunjpura and Rewari will be doubled by the Haryana Government. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar while governing a review meeting of the functioning of Sainik Schools in Chandigarh took the decision and announced that the cadets of these schools would now get Rs. 50,000 as scholarship amount instead of the present amount of Rs. 25000.

    The diet allowances of the cadets will be increased as ordered by the Chief Minister, who said it to set at Rs. 75 per day instead of Rs. 25 which is presently given to them. In order to provide these facilities to the cadets of these two schools, the Haryana Government has to spend more than Rs. 3.62 crore extra every year.

    In the review meeting which was headed by Khattar, Principal of Sainik School, Kunjpura, Colonel Y S Parmar and Principal of Sainik School, Rewari, Group Captain Rajiv Sharma gave presentation of the activities that are presently taking place in the respective schools. Quoting the Sainik Schools could turn out to be inspiring to many aspiring school students, Khattar said that the state government has priority to support quality education in government as well as private schools around the state, and Sainik Schools are no exception.

    The meeting saw approval of Rs. 2.5 crore for completing pending works of first phase of Sainik School, Rewari. For the second phase the school would get around Rs. 10.17 crore. Along with these the government also approved Rs. 23 crore for the construction of hostel buildings in the respective schools.

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