J&K: Schools, Roads and Buildings to be named after martyrs

Srinagar: Schools, roads and buildings in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will soon be named after security forces personnel who sacrificed their lives taking iron from terrorists. Schools, roads and buildings will also be named after the gallantry awardees, chief litterateurs and artists. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has prepared a list of 108 people who will be named after the 'Public Utility Structure.' The highest number of names in the list are of security forces.

These include both policemen and army personnel who were martyred while fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha held a meeting of administrative officers on Thursday (October 28, 2021). During the visit, he approved the government of India's initiative to name schools, roads and buildings in the name of 'sacrifices and eminent persons' as part of the 'Amrit Mahotsav of Independence.' A spokesperson said, "The decision has been taken to honour those who have made significant contributions to the security and development of the Union Territory. Under this, the infrastructure will be named after the sacrificial and living veterans of Jammu and Kashmir.''

Among those named in the list is the name of late Assistant Sub-Inspector Mohammad Akbar, who was martyred during the terrorist attack on a military camp at Mohra in Uri in 2014. Several soldiers and policemen were also martyred in the attack.

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