An emotional Prime Minister Narendra Modi choked up while he was paying tribute to the sacrifices made by police personnel since our Independence. While inaugurating the National Police Memorial on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day, he said:
"I am thankful to be here to inaugurate and address this auspicious memorial for our Indian National Army soldiers who faced trials by British authorities. Tributes to our brave police personnel. I want to say that cops are doing great service to the nation. This memorial is a symbol of sacrifice. The jawans that are on their duty in Jammu and Kashmir, I just want to say that you all are doing an outstanding job".
"NDRF and SDRF jawans in uniform work day and night to save the lives of our people. Please never forget their sacrifices and the way they save people".
"It is the day to remember every jawan who maintains law and peace in Jammu and Kashmir and fights against terrorism. Jawans on duty in naxal -affected areas are doing a great service. It's also due to them that no.of naxal affected districts are going down and youth is coming to mainstream". he added.
"I am very proud of our police force but I also have a question for the previous government. Why did we have to wait this long to build this memorial?Previous governments were insensitive towards the sacrifices by the police personnel. Previous governments failed to establish this memorial on time. I am fortunate that I have the opportunity to dedicate the National Police memorial to the country as a symbol of the immortal saga of Nation Service and dedication. Maybe God chose me to do this. May be I am the chosen one to do things".
"On 23 January every year, an award in the name of Subhash Chandra Bose will be given to brave police personnel", PM Modi announced.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined freedom fighters and veterans to unfurl the tricolour from the Red Fort on October 21 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose’s 'Azad Hind Government'. On October 21, 1943, Netaji, as Bose is popularly known, announced the formation of the country’s first independent government.