Hyderabad, July 16: At last, Andhra Pradesh has got one more Sainik School. Ministry of Defence Ministry and the Chairman, Board of Governors of Sainik Schools Society, Government of India approved the establishment of Sainik School at Kalikiri Village and Mandal in Chittoor district.
This new Sainik School would be set up in 50 acres of land, which was allotted exclusively for this purpose, and Rs.50 crores will be spent for the development.
At present, there is only one reputed sainik School at Korukonda, Vizianagaram district established on 18th January 1962 in the State.
It is the Sixth School in India. A team of Officers from Defence Ministry inspected several places and selected Kalikiri for establishment of new Sainik School in the State, which may become seventh Sainik School in the Country.
The Sainik School would be established at a permanent site at Kalikiri. The School will have — an Academic Block to house two sections each of classes VI and VII of 35 cadets per section with associated facilities like lab, library, common room and toilets etc. Administrative Block to house Principal/Headmaster/Registrar and a minimum staff of eight members, Residential Hostels to accommodate 150 cadets and minimum of four staff members for effective care and supervision and suitable residential accommodation to house at least four staff members and 20 staff members will be there at the School Campus.