Kathua | : In the series of naming the Government Schools after Valiant soldiers and renowned personalities, District Administration Kathua Wednesday named High School Galak after Shaheed Naik Govind Ram here at a programme held here at Galak, Billawar.
The Son of Soil Naik Govind Ram of CRPF 79 Bn attained martyrdom, while fighting with militants in Manipur on December 19, 1994.
The DDC Chairman Mahan Singh said that the initiative of the J&K Government to remember the contribution of valiant soldiers who put nation first and laid down their life for the protection of our nation is befitting tribute to them.
While speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner, Kathua Rahul Yadav said naming the Schools after the martyr soldiers or other public figures was aimed to inspire the present generation to contribute towards nation building. He said a series of steps have been taken to remember our heroes especially when the Nation is celebrating 75th year of Independence as ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’.
He said the people of Kathua district have a rich history of serving in Army, paramilitary and police forces from generation to generation. Besides this other eminent personalities, who have done remarkable work or have extraordinary achievements/distinctions will also be considered.
Wife of Shaheed Naik Govind Ram, Satya Devi and his two sons Rajesh Kumar Sharma and Surinder Sharma were also present during the ceremony. CEO Kathua, Sarpanch, Panchs and a large number of locals were also present.