Govt schools in Jammu and Kashmir to be renamed after martyred police, Army, CRPF personnel

Govt schools in Jammu and Kashmir to be renamed after martyred police, Army, CRPF personnel



Govt schools in Jammu and Kashmir to be renamed after martyred police, Army, CRPF personnel


Srinagar : As a tribute to the martyrs, the government schools in Jammu and Kashmir will be renamed after troopers and officers of the Indian Army, police, and CRPF personnel who have sacrificed their lives for the country.

The Divisional Commissioner Jammu has written a letter to the Deputy Commissioner of Jammu, Doda, Reasi, Poonch, Rajouri, Kathua, Samba, Ramban, Kishtwar and Udhampur districts to identify government-run schools, which can be named after the martyrs.

The Divisional Commissioner Jammu has written a letter to the Deputy Commissioner of Jammu, Doda, Reasi, Poonch, Rajouri, Kathua, Samba, Ramban, Kishtwar and Udhampur districts to identify government-run schools, which can be named after the martyrs.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked the local authorities to form a committee at the district level to prepare such details after due verification. 

The committee can include representatives of the Indian Army, the SSP, ADC, DPO, or AC Panchayat. Representatives from Army can also be included in the committee to finalise the list at the district level, reports Times Now's Pradeep Dutta.


Earlier on Thursday, the Punjab government had announced that it has decided to rename 14 more schools in various districts of the state after freedom fighters and other renowned personalities to honour their achievements, contributions, and sacrifices for the nation.

The government had July renamed 17 state-run schools in Punjab’s Sangrur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Hoshiarpur, SBS Nagar, Tarn Taran, Amritsar, SAS Nagar and Fatehgarh Sahib after freedom fighters.

Two years of Article 370 abrogation

On the occasion of the second anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had yesterday said that Jammu and Kashmir witnessed real democracy, development and good governance in the last two years.

The External Affairs Minister stressed that the move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre has resulted in "immeasurably" strengthening India's unity and integrity.

" Jammu and Kashmir has seen real Democracy, Development, Good Governance and Empowerment in the last two years. As a result, India''s unity and integrity has been immeasurably strengthened," Jaishankar tweeted with hashtag ''#NewJammuKashmir''.

On August 5, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre announced the withdrawal of Jammu and Kashmir''s special status and divided it into two union territories.

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