IEP Chandigarh, August 21
Punjab Defense Services Welfare Minister S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra, on Monday, directed the officials of the department to expedite process for the repair and maintenance of Sainik School Kapurthala, reiterating that Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann led government was committed to preserving the honour of this prestigious Sainik School.
S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra, while presiding over a meeting with officials of concerned departments and the management of the Sainik School, in his office at Punjab Civil Secretariat-1, said that Sainik School Kapurthala, spread over around 192 acres of land, is a world-renowned heritage building of Punjab, where around 580 students are currently undergoing training to join the army. He emphasized that this Sainik School has contributed significantly to the security of the nation with many senior officers who have sacrificed for the unity, integrity and security of the country.
The Cabinet Minister directed officials that a comprehensive plan should be outlined immediately for the extensive restoration of this valuable heritage building, stressing that no shortage of funds should hinder this work. S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra mentioned that he would soon meet the Finance Minister regarding the allocation of funds required for the repair and maintenance of the Sainik School.
S. Jauramajra instructed the officials of Cultural and Tourism department that since the building holds significant heritage value, hence a special team of the department should be dispatched for inspection at Sainik School before preparing a plan for renovation, and the report of the team should be submitted to his office.
Notably, S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra visited the Sainik School last month and took stock of the maintenance of the school building and the heritage artefacts. He also interacted with the students and heard their difficulties during his visit.
Mr. J.M. Balamurugan, Principal Secretary, Defense Services Welfare, Mr. Neelkanth Avadh, Principal Secretary, Public Works Department Group Captain Mrs. Madhu Sengar, Principal, Sainik School Kapurthala and other officials of various concerned departments, were present during the meeting.