MP Dr.Girija Vyas today released a Special Cover alongwith presentation folder at Chittorgarh(Rajasthan) on the occasion of Golden Jubilee of Sainik School Chittorgarh.Sainik School is a \’Ministry of Defence\’ sponsored residential boy\’s school. This school is one of the five Sainik Schools first founded in the country. The school was founded on 7th August 1961. It was mainly Shri Mohanlal Sukhadia\’s (former Chief Minister of Rajasthan) effort to bring one of the most prestigious school in India to Chittorgarh. The founder principal of this school was Brigadier Sankata Menon. He headed the institution from 24th June, 1961 to 26th Aug., 1967.
The Sainik Schools prepare the boys academically and physically for entry into the National Defence Academy and other positions in Indian Military. Leadership qualities are cultivated through well run house and pre-factorial systems. Students are exposed to the wholesome influence and ethos of discipline and duty so that they are brought up as sincere, dignified & well-balanced personalities as per the school motto \’Dignity and Valour\’. The school aims at developing qualities of body, mind and character which will enable the young boys to become useful citizens. Students who fail to make it to NDA are prepared for other walks of life. The school also stresses on removal of regional imbalance in the officer cadre of the defence services.