Govt Schools To Be Renamed After Fallen Soldiers

Firdaus Ali

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to rename all government schools in the winter capital after the soldiers, paramilitary forces personnel and the policemen killed in the line of duty.

According to an official communiqué, the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of all the ten districts of Jammu, Kathua, Doda, Poonch, Ramban, Samba, Kishtwar, Rajouri, Udhampur, and Reasi in Jammu division have been asked to identify government schools in villages and municipal wards that can be named after the “Martyrs” from Police, Army and Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPFs).

“A Committee shall be constituted at district level to prepare such details after due verification. SSP/ADC/DPO or AC Panchayat/ representative of Army etc can be included in the committee to finalize the list at district level,” the communiqué reads.

The letter issued by the deputy director of Divisional Commissioner Jammu, has asked DCs to forward the list to divisional commissioner’s office by or by or before August-5.

On Friday last, J&K the Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta directed district administrations to acknowledge contributions of citizens towards nation-building and enlist individuals with exemplary achievements in this regard.

“As a mark of respect and appreciation to civilians with distinguished contributions to public welfare, Dr. Mehta asked the concerned to identify 75 roads and schools to be named after them,” an official spokesperson had said.

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