Kathua Administration renames GHSS, Barwal after Shaurya Chakra Awardee Martyr Naik Yograj Singh
DDC Kathua, District Development Commissioner Kathua, Rahul Yadav, Kathua, Kashmir, Jammu And Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir
Kathua : As per the resolve of J&K UT administration to rename the government schools after the Indian Army Soldiers, CRPF men and JK Police personnel martyred while serving the Nation, District Administration Kathua today renamed Government Higher Secondary Barwal after Shaurya Chakra Awardee Martyr Naik Yograj Singh during a brief ceremony held in the school premises.The ceremony was held in presence of DDC Chairperson, Mahan Singh, Vice Chairperson, Raghunandan Singh, Deputy Commissioner Rahul Yadav, BDC Chairperson and DDC Member Barnoti besides Sarpanchs, Panchs and members of civil society.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 laid down his life in Wagum (Srinagar) on 20th of April 1994 while fighting with militants.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 Shaheed 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.On the occasion, Widow of Naik Yograj Singh, Neelam Devi and other family members were also present.Earlier, representatives of the area demanded that the Statue of Shaheed Yog Raj Singh should be installed in the premises of the school.