BJP member Tapir Gao proposed in the Lok Sabha’s zero-hour that women should be inducted in all the Sainik schools across the country as women officers are evidently playing important roles in Indian Army.

His suggestion was backed by many other members of Lok Sabha across the parties. They all acceded to the fact that currently only a few women are admitted into Sainik Schools and that more women should be encouraged to become a part of the Indian army.

Tapir Gao who is the BJP President of Arunachal Pradesh came to the grip of the gender gap that exists in the Sainik Schools and Indian Army. At the zero hours, aside of all the political discussions, several leaders across the political parties unanimously agreed to the fact that despite women making records in Indian Army, the Sainik Schools have a large difference between men and women students, with only a few women getting admissions in the school.

Key Takeaways:

  • BJP member, Tapir Gao says  get more in the Sainik Schools as they are playing an important role in the Indian army
  • It is necessary that girls are trained to join forces, says Gao.
  • Subsequently, the Sainik School Society has reopened the registration for All India Sainik School Entrance Examination on December 6.
  • The exam will be conducted on January 5, 2020, and the final merit list will be out on March 20, 2020.

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According to The Indian Express, Tapir Gao sparked the discussion on the premise, “Women are being inducted in the combat wings of the armed forces, it is necessary that girls are trained to join forces”

Opening Up

This discussion about breaking the barriers have started showing conducive results to encourage more women to become army personnel. The Sainik School Society has decided to reopen the registration for All India Sainik School Entrance Examination for women candidates on December 6. The registration process was shut close earlier on September 23 but as the subsequent of the discussion in Lok Sabha on Friday, the Society decided to reopen it.

Such ground-breaking steps by the Government as been taken earlier as well to encourage women to join the army. In 2017, the then Defence Minister Rajnath Singh opened the doors of Sainik Schools for women candidates Otherwise, before this, only men were allowed to get admissions in the Sainik Schools.

What are Sainik Schools?

Sainik Schools are educational institutes where the candidates are trained and prepared to get inducted in the National Defense Academy and other officer training institutes.

The All India Sainik School Entrance Examination is the scale used to offer the seats to the deserving candidates who want to join Indian army or other services of the sort. It is conducted for the admissions in classes 6 to 9 and in 26 Sainik Schools across the country. The exams for the next academic session will be conducted on January 5, 2020. The final merit list will be displayed on March 20, 2020.

Rudrani Kumari is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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