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GDC Doongi named after martyr DySP Ghan Shyam Khajuria

GDC Doongi named after martyr DySP Ghan Shyam Khajuria
Move will instill feeling of patriotism among citizens: DC Rajouri
RAJOURI, DECEMBER 07: As a mark of respect and acknowledgement of the exceptional sacrifice of the Martyr towards the security of the country, the District Administration Rajouri, under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, today named Government Degree College Doongi after Shaheed DySP Ghan Shyam Khajuria.
The Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to name identified Government schools, colleges and public infrastructure including roads and buildings after Indian Army soldiers, CRPF and police personnel who died while performing their duty for the nation.
The GDC Doongi has been named as Shaheed Ghanshyam Government Degree College (SGGDC) Doongi who had sacrificed his life while fighting terrorists in Kashmir.
Shri Ghanshyam Khajuria was born on the 26th of November 1960 at village Sawani of block Doongi. He was appointed as sub-inspector in the police department in 1990 and was promoted as Inspector in 1996 and DySP in the year 1997. He died while fighting with terrorists on 27 December 1999 at Karge complex, Srinagar. He fought bravely and sacrificed his life for the Nation. He received two awards for his excellent services including the President Police Medal for Gallantry and DG commendation medal.
The renaming ceremony was held at GDC Doongi where Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan was the Chief Guest.
Principal of the College, Dr. Shamim Azad, presented the formal welcome address and also highlighted the achievements of the College.
Deputy Commissioner laid floral tributes to the national hero who attained martyrdom while protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the country.
Among the others, DDC Member Doongi, Khalid Hussain; BDC Chairperson Doongi, Raiz Chowdhury; ASP, Vivek Shekhar; Principal GDC Doongi, Shamim Azad; GM DIC, Manzoor Hussain; DSEO, Bilal Rashid Mir; CSHO, Dr Sarfraz Naseem Chowdhary; Tehsildar Rajouri, Javed Ahmed; ZSWO, Javed besides other District and sectoral officers and faculty members of the college, students and people from all sections of the society attended the event.
Family members of DySP Ghan Shyam Khajuria were also present during the renaming ceremony.
A large number of people from all walks of life attended the function. The family of martyrs including wife, son and brother were presented flowers, shawls as a token of respect.
Earlier, the girl students of the College sung National Anthem and performed Sarswati Vandana.
The students also presented patriotic songs  which filled the atmosphere with a patriotic spirit. Their performance was highly appreciated by the audience amid thundering applause.
Addressing the public, the Deputy Commissioner said that it is the encouraging initiative by the UT Govt to  name  the Govt institutions after Martyrs and eminent personalities as a mark of respect and honour to them.
"The country shall always remain indebted to these real heroes of the Nation who didn't care for their own lives and sacrificed everything for the welfare of mankind",  the DC said.
"Value of Martyrdom can't be expressed in words as it is invaluable and the sacrifice of Shri Ghan Shyam Ji will always be remembered by the coming generations", the DC said. The DC said this move will instill the feeling of nationalism among the citizens and students and learn about the supreme sacrifices of martyrs and the work and life of eminent personalities.
"The District Administration recently organised a series of events to remember the sacrifices of the unsung tribal freedom fighters as a part of Tribal Pride Week", the DC informed.
Listing the measures being taken to strengthen the Zila Sainik Welfare Board, the DC said that an effective  mechanism has been developed for the online redress of the grievances of the Ex-servicemen.
Throwing light on the work being done in the PDD sector, he informed that the work on four major receiving stations has been completed under DDUY.
While enumerating the measures being taken to provide safe drinking water to the common masses, the DC said that 688 hand pumps are being installed in the district and many more are in pipeline.
Talking about the Welfare steps being taken to promote self-employment opportunities for the unemployed educated youth, he informed that District Administration Rajouri has   set the target of clearing 15000 Self Employment cases till March 2022 to provide ample opportunity to unemployed youth of the district to set up their ventures.
He urged upon the youth to come forward and avail benefits of SEGS launched by the Govt for their welfare.
The DC also informed that the work on GDC Building would start soon after the administrative approval is received from the concerned authorities.
He also appealed to the public to work side by side   District Administration for the peace, prosperity and development of the district.
Add. SP Rajouri Vivek Shekhar, DSEO Bilal Rashid, BDC Chairperson, Mohammad Riyaz, Inspector Kanchan Khajuria, Wife of Martyr/Shaheed Ghani Sham Khajuria, Sarpanch also spoke on the occasion.
Public issues were also redressed and the gathering was made aware of various initiatives of the Government. The public and family of martyrs were thankful to Govt for honouring the martyrdom.


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