The Sainik Schools are a system of schools in India established and managed by the Sainik Schools Society. They were conceived in 1961 by V. K. Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister of India, to rectify the regional and class imbalance amongst the Officer cadre of the Indian Military, and to prepare students for entry into the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune and Indian Naval Academy. Today there are over 24 such schools covering all the states of the country.
The schools come under the purview of respective state governments and Ministry of Defence, and in his Union Budget of 2008, Finance minister, P Chidambaram, allocated Rs 2 crore to each of the 22 Sainik schools, to counter rising attrition in the defence forces, especially at the officer level.
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... The palace land has been converted into the Sainik School, which was developed to provide high quality education to students regardless of income or class ... The mango gardens near this school are owned by the Pusapati families of Jonnavalasa ... State Bank of India has a branch in Sainik School, Korukonda ...
... The School has facilities for Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Badminton, Hockey and Tennis ... The school has a gymnasium ... The School has an obstacle course to test and improve students' courage, physical endurance and physique ...
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