Commendable: Army is funding the education in Border villages

Jammu, January 30: Continuing their good deeds and resolution to integrate the future generations in the state, the Indian Army in Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir is funding the education of over 570 students who belong to remote areas of the district.

“The Army Goodwill Public School situated in Rajouri has a total strength of 577 students studying in class 6th to class 12th. Out of these 577, 67 belong to the family of Below Poverty Line and their education is completely sponsored by the Army as part of its campaign, to integrate the future generation of the state through education,” said Jammu based defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta.

Being run by 25 Division of the army, the school was started in 2007. The school is affiliated with Central Board of School Education and it caters for the quality education and needs of the children of the border areas.

Lt Col. also informed that the school has achieved excellent results in the academic year 2014-15. Out of 36 students who sat in the class 10th board examination of this session, 9 accorded a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 10. The students have also won all major events in Rajouri town including debate and quiz competitions and various other sports activities.

Also, the school is provided with start-of-the-art infrastructure which includes well-equipped computer, science laboratory and an indoor 10-meter air rifle range, which is one of a kind in the entire district and has also produced a national level shooting champion.

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