National Police Commemoration Day is celebrated every year on 21st October for the country’s police personnel who unfortunately lost their lives while serving our country.
In 1959, 20 police officer lost their lives while protecting the border from the Chinese attack. Since that day, India has started celebrating the National Police Commemoration Day every year. On 21st October 1959, the Chinese troops initiated fire at the Indian solider in Ladakh, which resulted in ten deaths of Indian solider. Apart from the ten more solid, seven soldiers were taken prisoners by the troop of Chinese.
In 2018 National Police Memorial was inaugurated by our Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this day. PM Modi paid his tributes and tweeted – “Police Commemoration Day is about expressing gratitude to our police personnel and their families all across India.” He added that all of us should respect and remember the police personnel who were martyred in the line of duty. Their sacrifice and duty would always be remembered.”
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also paid his tribute to all police personnel who have lost their lives in India’s fight against the pandemic on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day 2020. He also talked about the loss of around 343 personnel who passed away this year while serving as Corona Warriors.
“35,398 police personnel have sacrificed their lives from independence till today. I want to tell their family members that this memorial is not made up only of bricks, stones and cement, it also reminds the country that every single drop of the martyrs’ blood has taken India forward on the path of development.As home minister, I can proudly say that during lockdown, whenever needed, police personnel were there to provide help. Indian police fought against Covid-19 as frontline warriors, and the whole country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well, have appreciated them.” Amit Shah stated.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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