UP govt renames Sainik School Mainpuri after Gen Bipin Rawat


PTI | Lucknow | Updated: 06-01-2022 15:48 IST | Created: 06-01-2022 15:46 IST
UP govt renames Sainik School Mainpuri after Gen Bipin Rawat
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat (Photo/ANI) Image Credit: ANI
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The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to rename the Sainik School at Mainpuri after first Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat who died in a chopper crash last month.

In a tweet on Thursday, the Chief Minister's Office said, "While paying homage to the martyrdom of General Bipin Rawat ji, who laid down his life in the service of the country # UP CM Shri @myogiadityanath ji has decided to rename the Sainik School located in Mainpuri district as General Bipin Rawat Sainik School.'' Gen Rawat, his wife and 11 other armed forces personnel died after their military helicopter crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.

The Sainik School Mainpuri became functional from April 1, 2019.

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