As per the resolve of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory administration to rename the government schools after the Indian Army Soldiers, CRPF men and J&K Police personnel martyred while serving the Nation, Kathua District Administration on Wednesday rechristened Government Higher Secondary School, Barwal after Shaurya Chakra Awardee Martyr Naik Yograj Singh.
Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Rahul Yadav and others also attended the renaming ceremony.
The Government Higher Secondary School has been renamed as Shaheed Yog Raj Singh Government Higher Secondary School, Barwal.
Naik Yog Raj Singh, Shourya Chakra of 17 JAK Rifles, had laid down his life in Wagum (Srinagar) on April 20, 1994 while fighting with terrorists.
The DC said the initiative of renaming schools after the name of Martyr soldiers was aimed at to remember the valour and courage of the son of the soil who attained martyrdom while protecting the motherland, especially when Nation is celebrating 75 years of Independence as ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’.
He said the statue of martyr would be installed as per the suggestions of the people and martyrs day will also be observed every year.
In his address, the DDC Chairman Mahan Singh said that renaming of the schools after the valiant soldiers is a great tribute to the martyrs as they will be remembered for ages to come.
“This Initiative of The UT Government will promote patriotism and Nationalism among the young generation”, he added.