Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday dedicated Arunachal Pradesh's first Sainik School to the people of the state. The school at Niglok in East Siang district began its first academic session from August 27 with 60 students.
Khandu thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for granting three Sainik Schools in the state. He said the location of the two other schools would be decided with due consultation to cover the eastern and western belts of the state, an official release said.
Khandu said opening of Sainik Schools would provide an opportunity for the youth of the state to pursue a career in the armed forces. The school is at present functioning from a temporary building and the permanent structure would be completed within three years, the CM added.