" Let us salute police department for all the courage and strength they protect us with. Warm wishes on Police Commemoration Day.”
In the war against deadly virus policemen and healthcare professionals have been the front line soldiers. For the last few months, police officers across the country have been going the extra mile to help the people deal with this pandemic.
Thus, by remembering the brave policemen who sacrificed their lives while discharging their duties. We can pay tributes to the martyrs on this National Police Commemoration Day.
National Police Commemoration Day is observed every year on October 21. The day remembers the sacrifices of ten policemen who died in Chinese firing in 1959.
On October 21, 1959, Chinese troops opened fire and threw grenades at twenty Indian soldiers in Ladakh. Ten of the brave police personnel attained martyrdom and seven others sustained injuries in the incident. More than a month later, 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 North Eastern Ladakh.
Ever since the incident, October 21 has been observed as Police Commemoration Day in remembrance of the martyrs.
On Police Commemoration Day 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude to the police personnel and their families.
"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,"
In a separate tweet, he said our police personnel always give their best without hesitation.
"From preserving law and order to solving horrendous crimes, from assistance in disaster management to fighting COVID-19, our police personnel always give their best without hesitation. We are proud of their diligence and readiness to assist citizens."