In the series of naming the Government Schools after Valiant soldiers and renowned personalities, District Administration Kathua today 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 JKUT Administration 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.
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Former Minister, Pahari Tribe ST Forum delegation call on Lt Governor
Several delegations including former Minister; members of Pahari Tribe ST Forum and Youth leader from Bhaderwah today called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.
Sh. Abdul Ghani Kohli, former Minister met the Lt Governor and projected various welfare issues of Gujjar and Bakerwal communities pertaining to proper arrangements for Gujjar & Bakwerwal population in view of the winter season; tribal funds; Insurance for sheep; spreading awareness among Gujjar and Bakerwal communities regarding welfare policies & schemes, besides other concerns of the general public.
Meanwhile, a three-member delegation of the Pahari Tribe ST Forum led by Adv. Ahsan Mirza and accompanied by Adv. Gurdev Singh Thakur and Sh. Sajjad Mirza submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to ST status for Pahari people, functioning of Pahari Advisory Board and other concerning issues of Pahari youth.
Later, Advocate Mohammad Majid Malik, a youth leader from Bhaderwah also called on the Lt Governor and apprised him about various issues of Bhaderwah including the declaration of Jammu University campus into a full-fledged University; construction of Chattargalla tunnel; the opening of Bhaderwah-Chamba and Bhaderwah-Bani road; Mini Secretariat and several youth-related issues.
While interacting with the delegations, the Lt Governor observed that J&K Government has adopted citizen-centric policies and is steadfastly working on all fronts for the development and welfare of people belonging to every community.
We are committed to making every section of society an equal stakeholder in the development process of the UT, the Lt Governor said.
The Lt Governor assured the members of the delegations that the genuine issues put forth by them would be given due consideration. He impressed upon them to keep projecting the issues of public welfare and development of the region.
Jammu: Husband arrested for killing wife
A man was arrested for killing his 23-year-old wife and trying to mislead the investigators by projecting the murder as suicide in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.
Nishu Devi, a resident of Pasyal Dharalta village of Batote, was found hanging at her house on January 23 and inquest proceedings were initiated to ascertain the actual cause of the death, a police spokesperson said.
He said the postmortem of the deceased was conducted at district hospital Ramban and the body handed over to legal heirs for last rites.
During the course of inquiry, parents of the deceased alleged that their daughter was murdered by her husband and his family as they had been torturing and harassing her, the spokesperson said.
Pawan Kumar, husband of the deceased, was detained and questioned. He confessed to killing his wife by strangulating her and later hung her body to pass it as a case of suicide to mislead the police, he said.
The officials said the accused was arrested and booked for murder besides attempting to bribe a public servant to escape punishment.
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