October 21, 2014 ….
Goa police paid rich tributes to 663 police and paramilitary personnel from across the country killed in action over the past one year between September 1, 2013 andAugust 31, 2014, as a partof Police Commemoration Day on Tuesday
A parade was held at Goa Police Headquarters, Panaji, to mark the occasion and arms were reversed and two minutes silence was observed in the honour of the departed souls.
Director General of Goa Police, Mr T.N. Mohan IPS, who paid tributes to the martyrs at the memorial, earlier in his brief speech said that the history of commemoration day traces back to October 21, 1959, when a patrol party of CRPF, led by SI Karam Singh, was ambushed by the Chinese forces at Hot Springs Ladakh and 10 Jawans were killed.
He read out the names of the police personnel who died on duty during the past one year.
DIG V. Renganathan, IPS, Superintendents of Police, Deputy Superintendents of Police, Police Inspectors, other officers, Representatives of Home Guards and Civil Defence, retired police officers, and other members of Goa Police placed wreaths on the police memorial.
The day is observed in the memory of brave Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF) jawans who laid down their lives, while fighting the Chinese insurgents in Ladakh.
On October 21 every year, commemoration parades are held in all police units as a mark of respe