Sainik School Foundation laid in Gorakhpur


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the Central government had proposed to open 100 new Sainik Schools in the country in this budget.

He said taking this chain forward, the state government was working expeditiously on the plan to open Sainik Schools in every divisional headquarters in the state.

“Sainik School is going to be opened in Gorakhpur to provide the best education along with military training to the students of eastern UP,” the chief minister said after laying the foundation stone of Sainik School along with Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma in Gorakhpur fertilizer factory premises on Friday.

The chief minister announced that the government would also open a big centre for skill development in the fertiliser factory complex of Gorakhpur. After getting training here, employment will be available in the country and anywhere in the world on better terms.

After laying the foundation stone of the school after performing bhoomi puja amidst Vedic chants, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the Sainik School was a big achievement as students studying there would get an opportunity to advance in many areas, serve in high positions. He said state-of-the-art facilities would be available in the Sainik School here.

The chief minister said that Sainik Schools had their own history. He said the first Sainik School in the state was established in 1960 in Lucknow and martyr Manoj Pandey, Param Vir Chakra winner who played an important role in the Kargil victory, also received education from this Sainik School.  He said when the BJP government assumed office in UP in 2017, it renamed Lucknow Sainik School after martyred Captain Manoj Pandey. The Gorakhpur Sainik school will be built on 50 acres at a cost of Rs 154 crore.

Yogi said that after the closure of the fertiliser factory in 1990, the Central and previous state governments did not take care of the fertiliser factory here for 26 years. He said in 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid its foundation afresh and when the BJP government came to power in UP in 2017, the fertiliser factory complex became the center of development activities. He said the compost factory was getting ready and it would be dedicated to the people by October next.

“This factory will give jobs to the youth and cheap fertilisers to the farmers,” he added.

The Sainik School is being built in the same premises while in this complex there is the headquarters of the SSB.  There is also a Kendriya Vidyalaya, and a women’s battalion of PAC is being established.

Yogi Adityanath said that there was no alternative to development.

“This is the reason that we did not allow any lack of continuity in development activities even in the COVID-19 period. Following the Covid protocol, the development work continued because development work is the basis of prosperity,” Yogi said and added that the work of UP was excellent in the management of the coronavirus pandemic.

Yogi said that once the only medical college in eastern Uttar Pradesh was BRD Medical College but his government had opened medical colleges in Deoria, Kushinagar, Basti, Siddharthnagar and in the remaining districts, medical colleges would soon be opened on PPP model. He said by the completion of five years of the state government, all 75 districts of the state would have medical colleges.

The CM announced that the Gorakhpur AIIMS will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October.

In his address, Yogi also mentioned about the development of infrastructure through the expressway being built in the state. He said that industrial clusters would be set up along the Purvanchal Expressway, Bundelkhand Expressway, Ganga Expressway, Gorakhpur Link Expressway, Ballia Link Expressway etc.

Yogi said that 4.5 lakh youths had got government jobs in four and a half years and more than 1.20 lakh had been appointed in the Basic Education department itself and more than one lakh youth had been recruited in the police.