Army Goodwill School Chandigam renamed after Rifleman Abdul Hamid Chara
Srinagar: In an initiative to give a befitting tribute to a Gallant Son of Lolab, Rifleman Abdul Hamid Chara, Shaurya Chakra, a renaming ceremony of Army Goodwill School was held today at Chandigam at Lolab, said PRO defence Srinagar.
“Rifleman Abdul Hamid Chara, made the supreme sacrifice of his life in Lolab, while fighting terrorists. Lolab being his birth place, he was a son of the soil,” the PRO said.
“The Sacrifice of the brave son of Lolab, Rifleman Abdul Hamid Chara of 162 Territorial Army Battalion, remains embedded in the larger conscience of the locals, as a hero who fought against hardcore terrorists in the year 2000, during a counter terrorism operation while he was serving with 18 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion. He was singularly responsible for neutralisation of LeT commander, identified as Mussa, while fighting against heavy odds,” he said.
The PRO further said: “To honour the brave son of Lolab. Today AGS Chandigam was renamed as Hamid Chara Army Goodwill School, Chandigam. Unveiling of the school name was done by Gulshan Akhtar, wife of late Rifleman Abdul Hamid Chara.”
“Several senior officials from army, civil administration, police, CAPF besides other prominent citizens attended the ceremony. The event included inauguration of a new School board followed by a Cultural programme, by the students and felicitation of Gulshan Akhtar wife of Rifleman Abdul Hamid Chara. The event concluded with a group Photograph and National Anthem,” he added.