Last week Ram and I were invited to attend the Annual Exhibition and Cultural Function event at Sainik School in Ghorakhal. The Sainik School System was established in 1962 by The Defense Minister of India to improve the class and regional imbalance of officers in the Indian Military. This school is a residential school for boys, grades six to twelve and is one of twenty four schools throughout India. This school prepares students for the All India Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (Class XII) as well as the UPSC Examination for admission to the National Defense Academy, Khadakwasla.
Classes are taught in English. The curriculum includes Math, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, English, Art, History, Computer Science and Geography. Physical fitness and overall development is one of the main goals of the school. A variety of sports are played throughout the year including hockey, football, cricket, badminton, volleyball, basketball, lawn tennis, athletics and gymnastics. A new indoor swimming pool has just been completed. Extracurricular activities include Gardening, Photography, Art, Radio and Debating in English and Hindi.
The Principal, Headmaster and Registrar are serving officers of the armed forces. The staff lives on campus. Children of the teaching staff including females are also able to attend this school. However they must reside with their parents in the housing for teachers.
I was privileged to meet the students and view their exhibits. I found the students to be very articulate and knowledgeable. I was also treated to a talent and cultural show put on by the students. It is obvious that these students are receiving an excellent education.
|SAINIK SCHOOL GHORAKHAL|
|ASSEMBLY BEFOR PRESENTATION OF EXHIBITS|
|GREETING VISITING MILITATY DIGNITARIES|
|MODLE OF SAINIK SCHOOL CAMPUS|
PULMONARY FUNCTION DEMONSTRATION
|TALENT SHOW NUMBER|
|TALENT SHOW DANCE|
Official web site of Sainik School Ghorakhal http://www.ssghorakhal.org/