Tarun Reflex

September 24, 2008

Abhinav Bindra to set up chain of schools across country

India’s only Olympic individual gold medallist Abhinav Bindra announced setting up of a country-wide chain of 500 public schools to provide quality education and sports training to young generation of the country.Bindra said here he always wanted to have a chain of public schools and it was the perfect time to embark upon such an ambitious project.

The schools will be christened “Abhinav Bindra Ace Public Schools (ABAPS)”, Abhinav said, adding he would personally oversee the performance of each school on a regular basis.

He said his aim was to provide quality education and sports training under the banner of ABAPS with at least one branch of the school in each district of every state in the country.

The motto of the school will be “Fortes Fortuna Juvat” (Fortune Favours the Brave).
“The schools will be opened on franchise basis. They will be co-ed English medium, will be residential public schools affiliated with the CBSE, Delhi. They will be the best,” he said.

The architectural design, sports and other facilities would be the same in every school, Bindra said.Bindra said he has written to Chandigarh Administrator for land in the city where the first school is proposed to be made functional in 18 months.

In case the land was not available in Chandigarh the school would be set up at Zirakpur — where the Bindras reside, his father AS Bindra said.

The main aim of the schools will be to provide a first rate education in order to create leaders for the future.“There will be students’ and teachers’ exchange programmes with various institutions around the globe besides working in collaboration with some of the finest academic institutions in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand and Denmark,” the ace rifle shooter said.

Students will be encouraged to take up sports like rifle shooting, archery, equestrian, tennis, badminton and judo.

“The sports facilities will be of world standards and best coaches will be hired. The schools will have grounds for major games and state-of-the-art infrastructure for indoor sports.”

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