Army Public Schools (APS) in Kolkata
Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is the capital city of the state of West Bengal and is famous for being one of the most prominent and oldest cultural as well as educational centers of India. The name Kolkata is associated with education, teaching and imparting knowledge. It should not come as a surprise then that some of the best schools of India are situated in Kolkata too. Kolkata is considered to be one of the best cities when it comes to providing education to the young and developing minds of the country, i.e., the children.
The Indian Army as an organization has catered to the educational needs of the children of its officers and jawans in a very good manner. It had, long back started with a chain of 130 public schools, established all over India country by the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). These schools are called the Army Public Schools or the APS. Their aim is to impart education to the children of the personnel of the Indian Armed Forces, i.e., the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force. The Army Public Schools are also open for admission to the children of civilians but they give preference to the children of the Defense personnel. All the APS are affiliated to the CBSE and are managed by the regional commands of the army. Each of them has a senior Army Officer of the rank of Brigadier as its Chairman and one of the ranks of Major General as its Patron.
Like all other regions of India, Kolkata too has Army Public Schools which aim to provide high-class education to the children of the Armed Forces personnel that reside and/or work in the region. These schools of course also take in civilian students.
The best thing about the Army Public Schools in Kolkata is that they not only provide great quality education to their students but also lay a great emphasis on ensuring that their students imbibe good virtues and turn out to be good human beings. They focus on value-based education.
Besides excelling in academic fields, the students of the Army Public Schools of Kolkata are also great at other cultural activities such as dancing, singing, acting, i.e., the performing arts as well as handicrafts and all sorts of other creative activities.
The sports facilities provided to the students of these schools are beyond anything a student could ever wish for. They cater to the many different interests of all kinds of students.
The vision of the Army Public School, Kolkata is:
“If the child lives with tolerance, encouragement, praise, and fairness, he learns patience, confidence, appreciation, justice, and faith. Dutiful citizens are the greatest resource of a nation who shape their own lives and that of their nation