18000 applications for Shaheed Bhagat Singh Armed Forces Preparatory School, says Kejriwal

18000 applications for Shaheed Bhagat Singh Armed Forces Preparatory School, says Kejriwal
 Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi:  Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said 18,000 applications have come for Shaheed Bhagat Singh Armed Forces Preparatory School. The school will train students who want to join the armed forces. 

During a press conference, Kejriwal said "We are building a 'Shaheed Bhagat Singh Armed Forces Preparatory School' on 14 acres of land in Jharoda Kalan, where students will be trained for the armed forces. The fees for the school will be free and will have separate hostels for boys and girls".  

"Any student residing in Delhi can take admission in this school for classes 9th and 11th. Both classes will have 100 seats each. The classes will start this year and we have received 18,000 applications for it". 

The announcement comes after a video of Uttarakhand boy running to home after work at night in Noida went viral. Many celebrities appreciated the spirit of the teen. The boy, Pradeep Mehra, wants to join the Army.  His passion  moved Lt. Gen. Satish Dua (Retd.) who has now offered to help Pradeep realise his passion the dream of joining the Indian Army.

It may be noted the video of this 19-year-old boy become instantly popular as millions have seen it so far. The video was recorded by filmmaker Vinod Kapri where he was seen interacting with the boy. While the boy was running carrying a bag pack, the film maker offering him lift in his car thinking that the boy may be in need of lift at night  to reach some place.