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Panaji: October 21, 2019

                                                                               Asvina 29, 1941

The 61st Police Commemoration Day was observed on October 21st with annual Police Commemoration Day Parade 2019 at the Goa Police Ground at Headquarters, Panaji, today.

Every year, October 21 is observed as Police Commemoration Day in memory of CRPF personnel, who were ambushed killed by the Chinese in 1959.

Director  General of Police, Shri Pranab Nanda IPS paid homage and read out the  names of  292  police personnel in the country who laid down their lives in service in line of duty from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019 which will be  followed by  “ reverse arms” in commemoration of the police martyrs.

After the commemoration parade, DGP and other police officers will laid wreaths 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, China took over Indian Police Post in Ladakh, during which 10 police personnel sacrificed their lives for the country. It is in commemoration of the police martyrs that the central government had decided to observe “Commemoration Day” every year across the country.

The families of Goan martyrs Late Shri Balaram B. Shinde and Late Abshek  Gomje were invited to witness the ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day, the Director General of Police Shri Pranab Nanda appealed to all citizens of state of Goa to visit the website of Indian Police in service of the Nation (www.police.gov.in) launched by Prime Minister, in December 2015, to highlight the supreme sacrifices made by police Personnel in line of duty.