Setting a new milestone, 32 students of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Armed Forces Preparatory (SBAFP) School, run by the Delhi Government, have cleared the National Defence Academy (NDA) written examination this year.
Of them, nine are girls. A total of 76 students of the SBAFP School have appeared for the NDA entrance test this year. The school was inaugurated by the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in August, 2022. The chief minister has applauded students of SBAFP School for clearing the National Defence Academy (NDA) entrance exam.
Taking to social media platform ‘X’, Kejriwal on Wednesday wrote, “Delighted to share that 32 students from Delhi’s Shaheed Bhagat Singh Armed Forces Preparatory School have cleared the NDA exam, one of the highest number from any school across the country.”
“In just one year Delhi’s Armed Force Preparatory school has shown excellent results. I am sure that more and more students from Delhi will now clear the NDA exam and make our country proud as future officers. Delhi will always be ready to serve the nation,” he added. The result of the NDA entrance exam is available on the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), upsc.gov.in.
According to Education Minister Atishi, additionally, this school of the Kejriwal government now stands second after the Uttarakhand-based Sainik School, Ghorakhal (established in 1966), in terms of the number of students who have passed the NDA exam.
This school is spread over 14 acres and is equipped with all state-of-the-art facilities. It is part of the Delhi government’s School of Specialized Excellence and is recognized by the Delhi Board of School Education.
Appreciating the efforts of students, Education Minister Atishi said the he vision of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal behind starting AFPS seems to be getting fulfilled within a year. He started the school to provide opportunities to children from underprivileged backgrounds to become military officers and serve the nation.
It’s a tremendous achievement that out of our 76 students who took the exam, of which 32 students cleared the written exam.” Encouraging the students, she told them to put in double the effort to turn their dream of being army officers into reality.
“Currently, there are a total of 237 students enrolled in classes 9th, 10th, and 12th in this school. In class 12th, there are a total of 76 students, all of whom have taken the NDA examination, and out of these, 32 students have passed the written exam,” she said.