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About Raksha Shakti School (RSS)

Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) is an Institute of National Importance, and has become the one-point preferred destination for training, education, research and extension activities related to National Security. The University has set up off-campuses in 2022 at Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh), Lucknow (UP), Puducherry (UT) and Shimoga (Karnataka).

Our Defence Services are designed and trained to deal with external threats to the Nation. The CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) on the other hand, have a vital role in internal security, as also to support the Defence Services along various sectors of our international borders. These include BSF, ITBP, CRPF, CISF, Assam Rifles – to name a few. Law and order being a State subject, is managed by State Police forces. In addition, we have other important uniformed services such as Disaster Management Authorities, Home Guards, Fire Fighting Services, etc.

The Defence Services have a well-established, dedicated and evolved feeder stream by way of Sainik Schools and Military Schools to provide youth for induction into their premier training academies and Training Centres. However, the CAPF and State Police forces do not have any such support system. Thus, there is a requirement of providing our Forces a better intake stream of young men and women. The Government of India initiative to set up 100 Sainik Schools is a step in the right direction, and Rashtriya Raksha University has taken the lead in this regard by setting up Raksha Shakti School (RSS) – modelled on similar lines as Sainik Schools.

The idea of introducing Raksha Shakti Schools traces its roots to an initiative by Govt of Gujarat, Dept of Education vide Govt Resolution No_SSB / 1217/ 567-(PF 1)-G -1 dated 11 Oct 22, to set up ten residential Schools (Classes 6 th to 12 th ) in Gujarat on public- private partnership model, wherein the capital cost (including land, building and allied infrastructure) will be met by the private partner and the revenue cost (teacher/ staff salaries, student uniforms, books, meals etc.) will be met by the State Government by grant of fixed amount per student per academic year. RRU is designated by the Govt of Gujarat to be knowledge partner for this project.

Based on the success of the Gujarat model, the concept of Raksha Shakti Schools is expected to be adopted across the nation. RRU will continue to provide guidance and leadership in this noble idea.

To establish a model Raksha Shakti School at each RRU campus, in three phases as follows:-
  • Phase 1. RRU, Lavad-Dehgam Campus, Gandhinagar.
  • Phase 2. RRU Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh) and Lucknow (UP) campuses.
  • Phase 3. Other off-campuses.

Prepare students from class 6 th to 12 th , from all sections of society for future leadership roles in Defence Services, CAPF, State Police forces and other uniformed services. The students may join the uniformed Services in any of the following streams:-

  • Commissioned Officers.
  • Junior ranks as JCO/ ASI /SI and
  • Soldiers/ Sailors/ Airmen/ Constables & equivalent.

Inculcate values that promote character building, patriotism social responsibilities, discipline, dignity of labour, national pride, gender sensitivity, tolerance and problem- solving abilities.

Increase awareness on external and internal security threats including law and order issues to underline the vital role of our Defence Services, CAPF and State Police forces. Highlight security challenges faced by a typical rural/ urban community and importance of a committed, well equipped and highly trained law and order machinery.

Act as feeder institute to RRU.

Introduce technological innovations for finding solutions to various challenges faced by communities – including law and order, security, disaster management, sanitation, land management, environmental issues, garbage disposal, etc.

Introduce national and regional heroes of India, both historical and contemporary, to provide real life role models to young minds.


Each RRU campus to set up a model Raksha Shakti School, to set up benchmarks of performance and quantifiable targets for all other Raksha Shakti Schools within the State. Raksha Shakti Schools to be affiliated to CBSE/ State Education Boards.

Each Raksha Shakti School to have a strength of approx. 500 students. The student intake will be restricted to Class 6 th .

Raksha Shakti School to be set up on a residential basis.

Establish a Faculty Development Institute at RRU, Gandhinagar campus to train the teachers from other RSS.

Co-opt existing initiatives under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) into the project for achieving synergy. Similarly, other outdoor and indoor facilities including sports fields can be utilised jointly.

Gp Capt SM Sharma (Veteran)

Qualifications: – M Sc (Maths), MA (HRM), MA (Russian) B.Ed., PGDM,

Experience: – 32 years

Ex Education Officer Indian Air force

Ex Dir Delhi Air Force Schools New Delhi

Ex Vice Principal Sainik School Balachadi, Gujrat

Ex Registrar Sainik School Ghorakhal, Nainital

Ex PRO Ministry of Defence

Ex Senior Instructor at Air force Academy

Tenure as Founding principal of RSS : 15 Jul 23 to 15 Mar 24

Gp Capt SM Sharma is a veteran educationist who took retirement from the Indian Air Force after playing a glorious and successful inning of 30 years as an Education Officer holding various regimental, staff & instructional appointments during his distinguished service. For his disciplined, dedicated and distinguished services he was commended by the Chief of Air Staff and Vice Chief of Air Staff.

He has vast experience of managing CBSE affiliated Senior Secondary Schools run under the aegis of Indian Air Force and Ministry of Defence including residential schools. A competent professional with over 28 years of rich and diverse military experience encompassing Human Capital Management, Training, Security Operations, Project execution, Government Liaison and Resource Management with Indian Air Force.

Gp Capt SM Sharma played a stellar role in laying strong foundations of the first Raksha Shakti School set up at the Pethapur campus of RRU. He made use of his rich experience in setting up processes and procedures that have enabled the first batch of 140 students of Class 6 th successfully join the School in Nov 2023. His application of mind and diligence at work enabled the School overcome every teething problem that is bound to come up while setting up any project from scratch.

Gp Capt SM Sharma will be remembered as the founding Principal of Raksha Shakti School who made a place for himself in the heart of every student of this fledgling institution in no time at all.

Upcoming Events
  1. Summer vacations on from 02 May to 09 Jun 24.
  2. Faculty Development Program planned in the ongoing summer vacations.
Past Events
  1. Visit by Vice Chancellor to RSS, date – Apr 24.
  2. PTM Feb 24: Held on 24 Feb 24. Attendance by approx. 350 parents and guardians.
  3. Holi Celebrations – 24 Mar-25 Mar 24.
  4. PTM Mar 24 : held on 30 Mar 24. Attendance by approx. 280 parents and guardians.
  5. Annual Exams for Class 6th students conducted from 10th Apr to 24th Apr 24. Result declared on 28 Apr 24.
  6. Field Trip for RSS students to Science City, Ahmedabad organised on 27 Apr 24. Attendance 139 cadets and 07 staff.
  7. Festivals celebrated at RSS held in Apr – Id ul Fitr on 11 Apr 24, Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti on 14 Apr and Ram Naomi on 17 Apr.
  8. Visit by Dr Kalpesh Vandra, Pro VC to the School on 01 May 24.
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