On the occasion of Police Commemoration Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah paid tributes to the police personnel who lost their lives while on duty.
The Union Home Minister paid homage to the memory of the deceased policemen at the National Police Memorial in Delhi. He said that so far 35,398 policemen have laid down their lives for the country while on duty.
National Police Commemoration Day is celebrated on October 21 every year. Shah said 343 policemen lost their lives fighting Corona. Their names are engraved on the wall of the police memorial.
On #PoliceCommemorationDay, I bow to the great martyrs who fought till their last breath to keep our nation safe.
Their commitment towards the motherland inspires each and every Indian.
We are proud of our police personnel for their distinguished service & unparalleled courage. pic.twitter.com/YWtFRHmUHu
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 21, 2020
According to him, this monument was not just made of bricks and cement. It reminds us of the deaths of our soldiers. We salute those who have given their lives in the fight for national defense since independence.
PM Modi has said that maintaining law and order from heinous crimes, helping in coping with disasters and fighting against corona – policemen always give their best without any hesitation.
Police Commemoration Day is about expressing gratitude to our police personnel and their families all across India. We pay tributes to all the police personnel martyred in the line of duty. Their sacrifice and service would always be remembered. pic.twitter.com/69gkT1yH24
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2020
We are proud of the way they have always helped the people of the country. People will always remember their sacrifices and support.
In 1959, 10 policemen were killed in a surprise attack by the Chinese army in the Hot Springs area of Ladakh. National Police Commemoration Day began in their memory.