Aizawl: To apprise the recent infrastructural progress of Sainik School, Chhingchhip, Wg.Cdr Sharul Hameed, Principal and his deputy met Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati at the Raj Bhavan this forenoon.
Wg.Cdr Sharul Hameed introduced the Sainik School, Chhingchhip as the first among the 33 Sainik Schools in the country to admit girl students as the pilot project and informed the Governor that other Sainik schools also began admission for girl students.
As per the Principal’s report, there are a total of 300 students from Class 6 to Class 10 which is expected to increase to its full capacity of 420 seats when it is open for class 11 and 12 students in the near future. He also said that 67% of the total seats are reserved for students of the home state while 33% can be applied by outsiders.
On the infrastructural progress of the school, Wg.Cdr Sharul Hameed informed the Governor that a few more structures have come up along with the construction of some facilities nearing completion through the funding received from the state government. He however revealed that the funding has been stalling for a few years and hampering the school’s ambition to catch up with the qualities and standards of other Sainik Schools. In this connection, he had requested the Governor to intervene and help speed up the progress of Sainik School, Chhingchhip in order to render the qualities of education, as promised initially to its boarding students.
Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati was pleased to hear the infrastructural progress of Sainik School despite the funding limitation. He had congratulated the Principal and staff for their enthusiasm and determination to drive the newly set up Sainik School in Mizoram to be on par with other well established Sainik Schools in the country. To the request of the Principal, the Governor assured that the funding issue would be examined and that the state authorities would also be requested to prioritize the needs of Sainik School.