Centre to establish Sainik Schools in Aruchal
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Itagar, May 6: The Centre has agreed to establish two Sainik Schools in Aruchal Pradesh and two permanent recruitment centres, in view of the increasing recruitment to the ranks of defence forces from the state.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar agreed to a proposal mooted by Aruchal Chief Minister Kalikho Pul when he called on him at New Delhi’s South Block yesterday, an official release informed here today. The chief minister also met Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh.
According to the proposal, two Sainik schools, one at Tezu in the eastern region and one at Shergaon in the western region would be established.
On permanent recruitment centre, the union minister agreed for establishment of the centre at Tawang for the western zone and Tezu for the eastern zone.
The chief minister mentioned that establishment of Sainik School and a permanent recruitment centre in the state would help local youth join defence forces who are well versed with the local terrain. The Union Minister also agreed to revise the MoA to make easier for use of the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) used by the defence forces for civilian purposes which would eble emergency deployment of helicopters in times of emergencies and medical evacuations.
To provide a decent lifestyle for the border communities, Pul pushed for forward area facilities and requested for a special package to build CC foot tracks, permanent foot suspension bridges, hutments, culverts and other infrastructure, the release said.
According to him, such facilities would prevent border people to migrate to urban areas and easy movement for border patrol.
The chief minister also urged for the construction and regular maintence of all border roads to be done by BRO. He informed that two major border roads Joram- Koloriang and Demwe-Hawai had been re-assigned to the BRO, the release added.