Venkaiah Naidu Pays Homage To Forces On Police Commemoration Day

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Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu paid homage to the police personnel on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day which is observed on October 21

Written By Jay Pandya | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu paid homage to the police personnel who have laid down their lives in the line of duty, on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day. Vice President took to the micro-blogging site Twitter on Monday, October 21, to commend all the police personnel for their commitment, courage and dedication in safeguarding the people and the nation. 

PM Modi Salutes Forces

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to the National Police Memorial and saluted police personnel and their families. Writing on the microblogging website Twitter, he recalled the invaluable contribution of the brave policemen who were martyred in the line of duty. Stressing that the police carried out their duties with diligence, he opined, their courage proved to be a motivation for every Indian. Furthermore, he mentioned that the National Police Memorial was a place of inspiration and gratitude. The PM called upon the people to visit the memorial. 

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Police Commemoration Day is observed on October 21 annually

The Police Commemoration Day is observed on October 21 every year to commemorate the valour of the police forces all over India. This is linked to a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) patrol falling victim to an ambush by the Chinese army on October 21, 1959. This incident took place at a Hot Spring in Ladakh in which 10 CRPF personnel lost their lives. On this occasion, Union Home Minister Amit Shah also expressed his gratitude to the police on behalf of all countrymen. 

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