The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is setting up an 'Army School' where children will be trained to become officers in the armed forces. The school is coming up in Shikarpur, in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, where the RSS chief was born in 1922.

The school will have students from Class VI to class XII and will follow syllabus by Central Board of secondary Education (CBSE). The school will become functional by next year. The school is undergoing construction. The applications for the admissions will be invited from the next month.

The school has been named Rajju Bhaiya Sainik Vidya Mandir and it will be run by the Sangh's education arm, the Vidya Bharti. More than 20,000 schools are run by Vidya Bharti across the country. The school has been named after former RSS chief Rajendra Singh alias Rajju Bhaiya.

Ajay Goyal said, The school is an experiment that the RSS is doing for the first time in the country. If successful, such schools will be opened elsewhere as well. The school will have students from Class VI to Class XII. The first batch of Class VI will include 160 students and 56 seats will be kepy reserved for the children of martyrs.

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