&K Govt to name 18 schools after martyrs

Jammu and Kashmir administration has started the process of naming 18 schools after martyrs and eminent personalities, especially those who gave up their life in the service of the nation.

“Sanction is hereby accorded to naming of infrastructure assets after the martyrs, eminent personalities,” an order issued by Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, principal secretary to government, General Administration Department said.

The administration has ordered the school education departments to start the naming process in right earnest.

The divisional commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir have been asked to personally monitor the naming of the schools in their respective divisions. Similarly, the deputy commissioners have been tasked to ensure that suitable events are held on the occasion of naming ceremonies.

So far, Government Higher Secondary School Soaf Shali, Anantnag in South Kashmir has been named after late Sarwanand Kaul Premi, Government Boys Middle School, Wanpora, Gurez after martyr Reyaz Ahmad Lone and GMS Chandanwari after martyr rifleman Mohammad Safeer Khan.