Amit Shah lays the Foundation Stone of the First Cooperative-Run Sainik School in Mehsana, Gujarat

On 4th July, Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah inaugurated the foundation stone laying ceremony of Shri Motibhai R Chaudhary Sagar Sainik School in Mehsana, Gujarat. The unique aspect of this project is that it will be the first Sainik School in India to be operated by a cooperative organization, the Dudhsagar Research and Development Association. The event took place through a video conferencing platform, marking an important milestone in the establishment of this groundbreaking educational institution.

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During the inauguration of the Motibhai Chaudhary Sagar Sainik School, the Union Home Minister emphasized its significance as a platform for children to join the Army, not just from North Gujarat but from across the country. He highlighted that students who graduate from this school and pursue a career in the military will dedicate their lives to patriotism and national defense. Moreover, those who choose a civilian path will still imbibe a sense of patriotism and become responsible citizens.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has called for the establishment of 100 Sainik Schools in the country under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. In line with this vision, the inauguration of the 20th Sainik School signifies progress toward achieving this goal.

About the Dudhsagar Dairy

Dudhsagar Dairy is a dairy cooperative society located in Mehsana, Gujarat. It was founded in 1962 by Shri Motibhai R Chaudhary, who was a milk supplier and a social worker. The dairy is named after the Dudhsagar Falls, which are located nearby.

  • Dudhsagar Dairy is one of the largest dairy cooperatives in India. It has a membership of over 1.5 million milk producers and it processes over 2 million liters of milk every day.
  • Dairy produces a variety of dairy products, including milk, yogurt, butter, cheese, and ice cream.
  • Dudhsagar Dairy is a socially responsible organization.
  • It has a number of initiatives to help milk producers, such as providing them with training and financial assistance.
  • The dairy also has a number of environmental initiatives, such as reducing its water consumption and using renewable energy.

Awards and Recognition

  • National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Award for Excellence (2006)
  • Gujarat government’s Dairy Development Award (2010)
  • CII-ITC Business Excellence Award (2012)
  • World’s Best Dairy Cooperative (2015) by the World Dairy Organization


What is a Sainik School and when were they first formed?

Sainik Schools are a system of public schools in India established and managed by the Sainik Schools Society under the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Government of India. They were conceived in 1961 by V. K. Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister of India, to rectify the regional and class imbalance amongst the officer cadre of the Indian Military.

What is the main objective of a Sainik school?

Sainik schools are ordinary citizens’ public schools where deserving students get high-quality education irrespective of their income or class background. The objective of the Sainik Schools is to prepare the students to lead as officers in the Defence Services of the country. The schools select bright and promising students and focus on molding their overall personality with an emphasis on extracurricular activities. The curriculum of the schools is based on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

What is AISSEE?

The All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination (AISSEE) is a national-level entrance examination conducted by the Sainik Schools Society for admission to Sainik Schools.


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