Police Commemoration Day observed across India

Posted on:21 Oct 2016 18:00:36
Police Commemoration Day observed across India
21 October 2016 Current Affairs: The Police Commemoration Day was observed on 21 October 2016 across India. The day commemorates the sacrifices of ten policemen while defending the borders with China in 1959.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh laid wreath and paid homage to the police martyrs at Police Memorial Ground, Chanakyapuri in Delhi.

On 21 October 1959, Chinese Army personnel opened fire and threw grenades at the police party of 20 personnel.Ten of them died, seven were taken prisoners by the Chinese and the remaining managed to escape.

The Annual Conference of Inspectors General of Police of States and Union Territories held in January 1960 decided that 21 October will be observed as Commemoration Day in all Police Lines throughout India to mark the memory of these gallant personnel.

Since 1961, more than 33000 police personnel have sacrificed their lives for security of the nation and service to the society.

 

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