October 22, 2015 ….. 57th Police Commemoration Day was observed in Goa recently along with other parts of the country. Tributes were paid to those who laid down their lives, while performing their duties. Every year, October 21 is observed as police commemoration day in memory of CRPF personnel, who were killed by the Chinese in 1959.
Director General of Police Shri T. N. Mohan, IPS read out the list of Police personnel in the country who laid down their lives in service of the country during 1.9.2013 to 31.8.2014 followed by Police Parade in commemoration of the Police martyrs.
While addressing the police officials Shri Mohan said, “The day reminds every police official to remain duty-bound to the country, keeping in mind the sacrifices made by thousands of martyrs in the past.” “Each of us should never forget the sacrifices made by the jawans”, he said.
During the past one year from September 1, 2014 to August 31st 2015 in all 434 police personnel from different state forces and the para-military forces laid down their lives during the call of duty. Uttar Pradesh tops the list having lost 108 personnel of different ranks followed by Chhattisgarh whose 37 personnel lost their lives while fighting the terrorists and other anti-social elements.
After the commemoration parade, DGP and other Police Officers laid wreathes at the martyrs memorial in commemoration of the Police personnel who have lost their lives while on duty and in combating enemy.
In October 21, 1959, the China took over Indian Police Post in Ladakh, during which 10police personnel sacrificed their lives for the country. It is in commemoration of the police martyrs that the Central Government has decided to observe “Commemoration Day” every year across the country.
Prominent among those present on the occasion were Inspector General of Police Shri Sunil Garg, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Shri V. Renganathan, S.Ps, Dy. S.Ps, Police Inspectors, retired police officers, Representatives of Home Guards and Civil Defence organisation and others.