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Aug 26, 2019

Indian Army establishes 45 Army Goodwill schools in J&K

In Jammu and Kashmir, Army, apart from safeguarding the borders, is also taking several initiatives for the betterment of the people. As a part of this goodwill initiative, the Indian Army has established 45 Army Goodwill schools in J&K wherein over 14 thousand students are studying at present. 

This was stated by Defense Spokesperson Jammu, Lt. Col. Devendra Anand while talking to AIR Jammu correspondent. He said that in these Army Goodwill Schools, children belonging to low-income group families are given admission for pursuing their studies free of cost.
Col. Anand said that the popularity of Army Goodwill Schools can be measured by the fact that there is a growing demand by the local population for opening more such schools in their respective areas. 

Besides imparting quality education, the Goodwill Schools are also providing employment to qualified youth of the State. As on date nearly 1000 teaching and non-teaching staff are employed in various Goodwill schools in Jammu and Kashmir.

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