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Army To Set Up Boarding Schools For Soldier’s Children

Gurleen Kaur | Sunday, January 14, 2018 8:48 PM IST

Army To Set Up Boarding Schools For Soldier’s Children

Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat today said the government has given in-principle approval for setting up two boarding schools for children of soldiers killed or
disabled in action. He said the initiative is being taken in view of the government capping at Rs. 10,000 per month the educational assistance it gives to children
 of martyrs or those disabled in action. The Army Chief said once the schools become operational, the government may be conveyed that it can withdraw the
educational assistance scheme.Gen. Rawat said the two educational institutions will be developed on the lines of Delhi's Sanskriti school. One school will be built
 in Pathankot and the other will come up either in Bhopal or Secunderabad.It may take 3 to 4 years for the schools to become operational.