The Prime Minister's Office has asked the Human Resources Development Ministry to incorporate some aspects of Sainik Schools in regular schools, a media report said on Friday.
Sainik Schools are known for their rigorous physical training regime and ingraining discipline and patriotism in their students. The schools also help students find career opportunities in the defence sector.
The Indian Express reported that the ministry is looking at including these military school training programs in Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. HRD officials were in a meeting with the PMO on Tuesday to talk about the proposal and have discussed it with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as well, the report further said.
The ministry, headed by Prakash Javadekar, thinks it would be easier to introduce these features in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, which are residential schools, the newspaper said, citing unnamed sources.
The PMO has proposed this policy for the "holistic development" of students. The government had already proposed the idea in October last year, and said at that time that more Sainik schools should be established as "nationalism and patriotism is the need of the hour", the newspaper said, quoting from the minutes of a Central Advisory Board of Education meeting.