National Police Commemoration Day was observed today to honour the bravery of courageous policemen who sacrificed their lives while discharging their duties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the citizens to visit the National Police Museum plus also saluted police forces and their families.
Mr. Modi tweeted on his official handle, “We salute our police forces, their families and remember with pride those brave police personnel martyred in the line of duty today on Police Commemoration Day. Our police personnel perform their duties with utmost diligence. Their courage always motivates us.”
In another tweet he posted that the memorial opened in the memory of these brave is the least we can do for the valor and courage shown by these champions on the field of duty.
“Last year, the National Police Memorial was dedicated to the nation. This Memorial is a place of inspiration and gratitude. It reminds us of the valour of our police forces. Do visit the National Police Memorial whenever possible,” he added.
India’s first national police museum was inaugurated by PM Modi last year in Delhi on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day 2018.
The museum – depicting the history, artefacts, uniform and gear of central and state police forces – is as an underground facility in the premises of the national police memorial in Delhi’s Chanakyapuri.
Police Commemoration Day history goes a long way back.
On October 21, 1959, twenty Indian soldiers were attacked by the Chinese troops in Ladakh.This altercation between the troops led to the death of ten policemen.
Seven of the others who were also imprisoned and managed to escape from the Chinese troops
On November 28, 1959, the Chinese troops handed over the dead bodies of the martyred policemen to India
Their cremation was held with full Police honours at the Hot springs in Ladakh.