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Gorakhpur Air Force Station
|Operator||Indian air Force|
|Elevation||AMSL 259 ft / 79 m|
Gorakhpur Airport (IATA: GOP,ICAO: VEGK) is found to be located in Gorakhpur, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Basically, it is a military facility and therefore there are just few commercial flights to be running there. The Gorakhpur Airport lies at a distance of 4 km from the railway station of Gorakhpur and is 5 km away from Golghar. However it is difficult to access it because of its location which is quite remote. SEPECAT Jaguar fighter planes of Indian Air Force which are its major constituents are fielded here.
The Gorakhpur city gets service of the airport situated 6 km away in the eastern direction from the heart of the city. Catering to the traffic of Indian Air Force, the domestic airlines are found to be operating services of civil aviation to Mumbai, Delhi and elsewhere. This airport is also referred to as Kasiya airport serving the IAF planes and only few private planes to an extent.
Signal units at Gorakhpur
All the Radar units are arranged as Signal Squadrons (SSs), Signal Units (SU's) and Transportable Radar Units (TRU's). Every unit consists of a crest as well as motto of its own which is sanctioned in the same line like other training and flying establishments. Several Communication Units such as Tropo-Scatter Units are regarded as Signal Units.
Kendriya Vidyalaya NO-1
Believing in the fact that education is the vehicle leading to progress, the institution of KVS helps a child in his overall growth. Gorakhpur’s Kendriya Vidyalaya No-1, was established in 1972 for the purpose of defense. Initially, it was set up to serve the purpose of education of wards of employees working in defense as well as other Central Government jobs. Later on, the policy of admission was made flexible according to the running demand and KVS was becoming popular day by day and therefore Vidyalaya began accommodating all eligible and qualified candidates living within the sanctioned strength.
Situated in the pollution free location of Air Force, Kendriya Vidyalaya No-1, relieves students from the hustle and bustle of Gorakhpur. The institution is a double storied building having 58 classrooms which are well-furnished. There are separate rooms meant for music, art, library, scout and yoga. Due to its perfect strategies and child oriented approach the vidyalaya is day by day reaching great heights of glory in academics as well as co-curricular activities with the passage of time.
The aim of Kendriya Vidyalaya School is to impart quality education on the basis of new education policies and principles for bringing out the noblest and best qualities in the students. Inculcating good habits and infusing patriotic feelings and brotherhood among the students would help in making them loyal citizens of the country. The team of Education officers shoulders the responsibility of monitoring performance of KVs at the regional level. It is headed by Assistant Commissioner. The Kendriya Vidyalaya N0-1 AFS Gorakhpur falls under region of Patna is privileged with benefits of valuable guidance and suggestions of Regional office.
At present, the medium of instruction is bilingual. Subjects such as Science and Mathematics are taught in English whereas Social Sciences are being taught in English as well as Hindi as per the preferences.
The school is regarded as one of the major amongst the top and elite educational institutions of the Gorakhpur city. It is because of the candid efforts and clairvoyant vision of the management of school and the staff of school. At present the school boasts of being the pioneer in the vicinity having about 1350 students as well as 53 well qualified staff members. There are well equipped laboratories of science and computer meant for developing proficiency of the students.