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Sainik School in Korukonda
Sainik School, Korukonda was established at the behest of Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, Nation’s first Prime Minister and Shri VK Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister.
Sainik School informally began on 10 September, 1961 when Smt Bhagirathi Devi, Rani Saheb of Vizianagaram at the instance of her husband, Lt Col Maharaj Kumar Dr. Vijayanand Gajapati Raju (Sir Vizzy) gave the Korukonda Palace to their nephew, the great Philanthropist and Educationalist Shri PVG Raju, Raja Saheb of Vizianagaram who gifted this palace to run Sainik School.
Sainik School was formally founded by Commander T De Almeida, the first Principal of the school in 18 January 1962. Sainik School now ranks as one of the best schools of this Country.
Sainik School Aim
The Primary aim of Sainik School Korukonda is to prepare boys Academically, Physically and Mentally for entry into the National Defence Academy.
The other objectives are :
- To remove regional imbalance in the officer cadre of the Defence Services.
- To develop Qualities of Body, Mind and Character which will enable the young boys of today to become good and useful Citizens of tomorrow.
- To bring Public School Education within the reach of the common man.
Sainik School Location
Sainik School, spread over sprawling area of 206 acres, has a beautiful campus with well – laid out roads and buildings.
The Instructional block of Sainik School is a two storied building with classrooms, well – equipped Laboratories, an Art and Craft Gallery and various Academic departments.
The Administrative wing of the school is housed in the Maharaja’s Palace. Sainik School has an auditorium with a capacity of 650. a modern swimming pool, eight spacious dormitories for the cadets, a spacious Cadets Mess and two children’s parks.
It is located at a distance of 11 kms from Vizianagaram Railway Station. Sainik School, Korukonda is one of the 20 Sainik Schools in the country and only one in AP. It is a fully residential school for boys. Sainik School is situated in a quiet, Pleasant and Spacious estate of Woods and Greenery.
Sainik School Address :
Andhra Pradesh – 535 214, India,
Telephone No. : +91 8922 246168,
Fax : +91 8922 246150,
Website : http://sainikschoolkorukonda.org/.