A total of 57 schools and roads have been named by the Jammu and Kashmir administration after martyrs and eminent personalities, such as Makhan Lal Bindroo, a Kashmiri Pandit owner of a pharmacy in Srinagar, and DSP Mohammad Ayoub Pandit, who was lynched near Jamia Masjid in Srinagar last year.
It is part of the initiative of the Lieutenant Governor administration to name public places in honor of those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. According to an order issued by the Secretary to Government, General Administration Department, Piyush Singla, the naming of infrastructure assets after martyrs and eminent personalities is permitted to take place.
Deputy superintendent of police Mohmmad Ayoub Pandit has been honoured with the naming of the government girls higher secondary school in Khanyar in Sringar in memory of him.
An elderly man 57 years old, who was stripped and beaten to death with rods outside the Jamia Masjid on June 23, 2017, was found dead in the street.
It is named after Makhan Lal Bindroo, who ran the famous Bindroo Pharmacy on the Naaz to Gonikhan market road in Srinagar city, a road which connects Naaz to Gonikhan market.
A 68-year-old pharmacist named Bindroo was gunned down by terrorists on October 5, 2021 while he was working at his pharmacy in the Iqbal Park area of Srinagar. He was shot at point blank range by the terrorists.
According to the order, a government higher secondary school in Ghagwal (Kathua) has been renamed in honor of Major Rohit Kumar.
On September 21, 2021, Major Rohit Kumar and Major Anuj Rajput were conducting a training sortie when their Cheetah helicopter crashed in Shiv Garh Dhar near Patnitop while they were on a training mission. As a result of the crash, both of them died.
In Shamsabad, a government primary school has been named after Inspector Shabir Ahmed Bhat, who was murdered by terrorists in Srinagar in 1998.
Earlier this year, the government higher secondary school in Basantgarh was named after Sub-Inspector Imran Hussain Tak, who was killed in an encounter with militants in Srinagar on November 17, 2017. As a result of his gallantry, he was awarded the Shaurya Chakra posthumously.
It was announced last week that the government girls higher secondary school in R S Pura had been named after Flight Lieutenant Advitya Bal, who along with Wing Commander M Rana, died in a crash on July 28, 2022 when their twin-seat MiG-21 trainer aircraft crashed near Barmer in Rajasthan during a training sortie.
In accordance with the LG order, one ASI, 37 constables from Police and CRPF, two head constables, six selection grade constables, and five special police officers will have roads and schools named after them.
As part of the instructions given to the divisional commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu regions, they have been instructed to personally monitor the naming of infrastructure and assets within their divisions.