Written byGarima Bora
PM Modi will inaugurate the refurbished National Police Memorial, including a newly-built museum of these forces in khaki, in Delhi on October 21.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, his Ministers of State, Kiren Rijiju and Hansraj G Ahir, and the top brass of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), central security agencies, and state police units will be in attendance during the event in Delhi's Chanakyapuri.
"The day is observed to pay homage to 10 policemen killed in an ambush by Chinese troops in 1959 in Ladakh's Hot Spring area. Numerous other personnel who laid down their lives protecting India's unity are also remembered," CRPF Director General, RR Bhatnagar, said.
This supreme sacrifice made by the CPRF personnel is the source of inspiration for officers across India, he said.
Bhatnagar added that the about 3.25 lakh personnel strong paramilitary has been the recipient of the maximum gallantry awards over the years for action in Naxal violence-hit and militancy affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern states.
Elaborate arrangements have been made and the family of at least one personnel killed in the line of action from each force and police unit has been invited for the ceremony.
The memorial has been refurbished and the central structure has been enhanced.
A large stone engraved in a raised platform has been erected at the memorial few years back at the same location.
Over 34,000 police personnel have been killed in action till now in India, and during the last about one-year time (September 1, 2017, to October, 31 2018) 414 personnel have laid down their lives or died due to unnatural reasons, the latest data said.
The PM, during the event, will also unveil the country's first National Police Museum.
The museum depicting the history, artifacts, uniform, and gear of central and state police forces is coming up as an underground facility in the National Police Memorial's premises.
The museum project is being steered by the Intelligence Bureau in coordination with the CAPFs that function under the Union Home Ministry.
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