• Government of Telangana
    Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society
    ( TSWREIS )

P Ashok Sai of Telangana Social Welfare Residential Sainik School, Rukmapur, created history by being the first from the government’s welfare residential educational institutions to clear UPSC entrance exam and Services Selection Board (SSB) exam of the ministry of Defence, New Delhi. Ashok Sai is all set join the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the officer cadre. Clearing National Defence Academy (NDA) exam is not a cakewalk and it’s a five-day selection process wherein a candidate's physical, psychological and mental abilities are evaluated to the core. Every year, lakhs of students appear for the NDA exam and the selection rate is only 0.1 per cent. Ashok Sai's achievement is one of the historic milestones in the successful journey of TSWREI students. Telangana is the only state in the country to have launched exclusive Sainik schools for underprivileged students.

"It's a big moment for me as well as for my parents and teachers. The entire credit goes to my teachers and trainers at Rukmapur Sainik School and without them I would not have cracked the toughest NDA exam. My father is handicapped and mother works as a tailor to make both ends meet. In fact, my parents are so innocent that they can't really understand about me joining the Indian army. But, I explained to them that I got an opportunity to serve the nation in the military and my parents were extremely happy. I am looking forward to serving the Indian nation with a sense great pride and honour. I am extremely thankful to the government of Telangana for starting an exclusive Sainik school for poor students like me" Ashok Sai.