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Among 100 new Sainik schools being established across the country in a partnership model, one Sainik school is coming up in Bishunpur under the Jarmundi block of Dumka. 

This will be the second Sainik school, the first has been operational for a long in Tilaiya, in Jharkhand. Approval toward this end was given by the centre on March 28, 2022. 

Subsequently, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved the setting up of 21 such schools, in partnership with NGOs, private schools or state governments. 

In Jharkhand, 50 acres of land were made available to the Defence Ministry. A team from the central government and Defence Ministry is expected to inspect the site and start construction of the Sainik school in Bishunpur, Dumka. 

The move is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of setting up 100 new Sainik schools to provide quality education to students in tune with the National Education Policy and give them better career opportunities, including in the Armed Forces. 

It also gives an opportunity to the private sector to work hand-in-hand with the government towards nation building,” a press release from the MoD read. 

Unlike the existing Sainik schools that are completely residential, seven new Sainik schools including the one in Bishunpur will be day schools and the rest will have residential arrangements just like the Sainik School of Tilaiya, Jharkhand.

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