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Sainik School to be set up in Mizoram

Aizawl, June 3 (Calcutta Tube) A Sainik School is going to come up in Mizoram.

Bijoy Krishna Handique, who heads the union ministry of development of North Eastern Region, has sanctioned Rs.8,289 lakh for its construction, officials said here Thursday.

It will be set up at Chhingchhip in Serchhip district. It will be the 26th such institution in India and the fourth in the northeast. Assam, Manipur and Nagaland have Sainik Schools.

Handique conveyed the government decision to Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in New Delhi Wednesday, a government official told reporters.

Sainik Schools were conceived in 1961 by then defence minister V.K. Krishna Menon to rectify the regional and class imbalance amongst the officer cadre of the military and prepare students for entry into the National Defence Academy (NDA) and the Indian Naval Academy.

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