Admission for 200 seats to open later this month: Kejriwal
New Delhi, March 22 (Delhi Crown): The Delhi Government is soon going to set up a new modern state-of-the-art armed forces school named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh to prepare students from Delhi for armed forces (Army, Air Force and Navy), announced Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday (March 22).
The announcement assumes significance even as it came a day ahead of “Shaheed Diwas” on March 23 (Wednesday).
The decision to set up this specialised school was taken by the Kejriwal cabinet in December last year.
A brand-new school campus for “Shaheed Bhagat Singh Armed Forces Preparatory School” is coming up at Jharoda Kalan village in South-West Delhi on a 14-acre land, added Kejriwal.
The boarding school would be completely free for students, with separate hostels for boys and girls.
Admissions for 200 seats (100 + 100) will be open for Delhi students for classes 9th and 11th, for which first phase of tests will be conducted on March 27 and March 28, respectively. It will be followed by second phase in which the students who get through the first phase will be interviewed.
“Around 18,000 applications have already been received from students for admissions in this school,” said Delhi Chief Minister. Retired armed officials will be hired as expert faculty for preparing students for the armed forces by imparting officers-like qualities, Kejriwal further said.