New Delhi: In a first-of its kind, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is going to run an army school and the classes will begin in April at Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh.
The army school is named after a former RSS Chief, Rajju Bhaiya Sainik Vidya Mandir (RBSVM).
The school has started inviting applications for the first batch of 160 students for Class 6.
“We will prepare students for NDA, Naval Academy and technical examination of the Indian Army. Registration will continue till February 23. Entrance test will be held on March 1. We will examine students’ abilities in reasoning, general knowledge, Mathematics and English. After the written examination, there will be interview and then a medical test. We will start the session from April 6,” said RBSVM director Colonel Shiv Pratap Singh.
The school is also hiring teachers and administrative staff which would be completed by February-end. Both students and teachers will have uniforms — light-blue shirt and dark-blue trouser for students; grey-coloured trouser and white shirt for teachers.
The school will follow the CBSE pattern.
“The idea is to give education as well as moral and spiritual guidance to students and this is possible only in a residential school,” said the RSS functionary.