Pune, April 12 (IANS) India's premier military training establishment, the National Defence Academy (NDA) here, Thursday announced that it has upgraded its NDA English School into an Army Public School, an officer said.
'The NDA took another pioneering step in the field of education by establishing an Army Public Schools at the academy. On similar lines, the existing Tiny Tots School has been upgraded to NDA Army Pre-Primary School,' the officer said.
Both schools will function under the aegis of the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES), which currently runs 123 Army Schools and 13 Army Professional Schools in the country.
'The formal inauguration of the NDA Army Public School was done Wednesday by (academy commandant) Lt. Gen. Jatinder Singh in the presence of Major General (retd) B.S. Daulta, Managing Director, Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) and Colonel A. Dutta, Director, Schools,' the officer said.
'The schools aim to be institutions of excellence, dedicated to the children, to develop them into responsible citizens and leaders by imparting quality education in an environment which is caring, stimulating and challenging,' the officer said.
In the first year, the NDA Army Public School shall have classes I-VI. Subsequently one higher class will be added each year till it becomes a full-fledged Army Public School till class XII.
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