Panaji: October 22,2017… The 59th Police Commemoration Day was observed on October 21 with annual Police Commemoration Day Parade 2017 at the Goa Police Ground at Headquarters Panaji.
Every year October 21 is observed as Police Commemoration Day in Memory of CRPF personnel, who were ambushed killed by the Chinese in 1959.
DIG, Shri Vimal Anand Gupta, IPS read out the list of Police personnel in the country who had laid down their lives in service of the country from September 1,2016 to August 31,2017 which was followed by “reverse arms in commemoration the police martyrs. In all 379 police personnel laid down their lives on call of duty.
After the commemoration parade DIG and other police officers layed wreaths at the Martyrs Memorial in commemoration of the police personnel who have lost their lives while on duty.
The police parade was commanded by Police Inspector, Shri Nilesh Rane., Goa Police Band was in attendance Commanded by ASI Shri. Andrew Pereira .
Supdt. of Police Headquarters Shri Shekhar Prabhudesai, Supdt.of Police South Shri Arvind Gaus, Supdt. of Police, Shri Umesh Gaonkar, Supdt. of Police, Shri Bossuet D’Silva, Retired officers such as Shri V.R kadam , Shri D.T Borde, Shri Tony Fernandes, Shri Bilar Viegas, other senior officers and police personnel attended in large number.
In October 21,1959, China took over Indian Police Post in Ladakh during which 10 police personnel sacrificed for the country. It is in commemoration of the police martyrs the Central Government had decided to observe “Commemoration Day” every year across the country.