Sainik School, Lucknow
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Uttar Pradesh Sainik School Lucknow was established in July 1960. The only one of the sainik schools to be administered by the state government, the alumni of which, Captain Manoj Pandey, posthumously received Param Veer Chakra (see Awardees of PVC). It was the first Sainik School in the country, and was followed by the setting up of other Sainik Schools, under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, on the same lines. The education in this school is subsidised by the Government of Uttar Pradesh. It is a boys' residential English medium school affiliated to CBSE Board.
The school’s mission is to seek representation of Uttar Pradesh in the officer cadre of the Defence services through the National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy. Therefore, the school imparts military-oriented training to its cadets.
Sainik School is a residential English medium school. The school is a member of Indian Public Schools conference and is included in the Government of India list of meritorious scholars.
The school prepares boys for the science stream of the Central Board of Secondary Education Examination (CBSE) for Class 10 and 12, New Delhi. The school provides education to boys from Class 7 to 12.
School also has an official website
The school is run by the Uttar Pradesh Sainik Schools Society, which is registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act (1860). It is the only Sainik school which is completely financed and managed by the State Government.
As a boarding school, the school provides accommodation to its staff in the school campus. Government of India Scheme of Scholarships in approved residential Secondary Schools is operational in the School.
The school spreads over 280 acres (1.1 km2). It has extensive playgrounds and its own stadium Vishwanath Stadium. The school has facilities for games like hockey, cricket, football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, boxing, table tennis, horse riding and swimming. The cadets go through rigorous physical training throughout their stay. The school follows a timetable for compulsory games and physical training.
Its academic facilities include science laboratories for physics, chemistry and biology; separate music and art rooms; and a library. There are 6 hostles for the cadets. The school has six houses named after personalities, Panth, Shashtri, Nehru, S.N, Kidwai and Tandon. The school has a cadet’s mess and a sick bay, the latter overseen by a Resident Medical Officer.
- Dramatic club
- Astronomy club
- Gardening club
- School publication club
- Gymnastics club
- Science and mountaineering club
- Literacy and debating societies
- Swimming Club
- Horse riding Club
- craft club
Every year the school organises National Level Debate Competition in the memory of Capt. Sunil Chandra of 8 MAHAR Regiment and alumni of UPSS, who was posthumously awarded Vir Chakra for the courage and valour he showed during the Peace Keeping Operation in Sri Lanka. The Debate Competition is organised to commemorate Capt. Sunil Chandra who himself was a debater during his college days.
Boys having UP’s domicile certificate between the age of 10 1⁄2 and 12 years as on July 2, of the year of admission are eligible to apply. The boy must have passed class 6 from a recognised school. The child is admitted according to the final placement in the merit list and the number of vacancies available in the school.
The academic year of the School has been divided into:
- First Term 1 July to 24 December.
- Second Term 15 January to 30 April.
- Summer Vacation from about 3 May to about 30 June.
- Winter Vacation from about 24 December to about 15 January.
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Gallantry Award Winners
Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey, PVC (Posthumously)
Capt Sunil Chandra, Vr C (Posthumously)
Maj Salman Khan, SC (Posthumously)
Capt Suneel Kumar Mundeja,SC
Maj Ashutosh Kumar Pandey, SC
Alumni who rose to the rank of Maj Gen/ Equivalent and above
Vice Admiral Ganesh Mahadevan AVSM VSM
Vice Admiral Paras Nath VSM
Lt Gen Anil Chait AVSM VSM
Lt Gen A K Mishra
Maj Gen Rajan Chan
Lt Gen R P Sahi
Lt Gen Avdhesh Prakash AVSM VSM (Retd)
Lt Gen P K Goel, PVSM AVSM VSM (Retd)
Lt Gen V K Chaturvedi PVSM AVSM SM (Retd)
Air Marshal N V Tyagi (Retd)
Maj Gen Ashok Khosla (Retd)
Maj Gen Om Prakash (Retd)
Maj Gen A K Singh (Retd)
Maj Gen S Saran YSM VSM
Alumni Civil Dignitaries
Maj Sanjay Yadav (Retd.) - Member UP Public Service Commission, Former Information Commissioner UP
Mr Harsh Vardhan - Member of Parliament
Mr Shashank Shekhar - Cabinet Secretary- Govt of UP
Mr Sudhanshu Dhulia - Justice, High Court, Uttarakhand
Mr A N Das, IAS - Joint Secretary, Department of Irrigation, Govt of Andhra Pradesh
Mr Ashutosh Shukla (IPS) - IG(HQ), NSG, New Delhi
Mr Sharad Chandra Shukla - Indian Railway Traffic Service,Director Traffic Mr Dharmendra Pratap Yadav, IAS Tamil Nadu Cadre. Mr Anshuman Yadav, IPS Madhya Pradesh Cadre,
Mr Arun kumar Shukla DIG (retd) UP GOVT