by Yawar Hussain
SRINAGAR: Scores of schools across Jammu division’s 10 districts are likely to be named after government force personnel killed on duty.
As per an official communiqué by the divisional administration Jammu, all the deputy commissioners of the division have to identify and give back the names of the respective government schools in their districts which will be re-named after the personnel killed on duty.
The letter written by the Divisional Commissioner’s Jammu’s office to all the deputy commissioners’ states, “In this regard, as per the instruction issued by the Higher Authority, I am directed to request you to kindly identify such government schools in Villages/Municipal wards of the district that can be named after our Martyrs (Police/Army/CRPF’s).”
The letter has also directed the respective deputy commissioners to formulate committees at district level to prepare such details after due verification.
“SSP/ADC/DPO or AC Panchayat/Representative of the Army/etc can be included in the committee to finalise the list at district level,” the letter further reads.
The DCs have been directed to forward the list of such schools before August 5 to the Divisional Commissioners’ office for further action in the matter.
It is pertinent to mention here that the government has also asked the national flag to be hoisted in schools in many districts of Kashmir division on August 15th this year to mark the Independence Day.
Earlier, the government ordered hoisting of the flag on all government buildings and offices across the union territory.