Prime Minister Modi inaugurates ‘National Police Memorial’ to honour sacrifices made by police personnel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day, dedicated the National Police Memorial (NPM) to the nation in recognition of the sacrifice made by police personnel since Independence.

The Police Commemoration Day is observed every year on October 21 in memory of the policemen killed at Hot Springs in Ladakh by Chinese troops on this date in 1959. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani were also present at the event chaired by the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister in an emotional speech hailed the contributions and sacrifices of police personnel of the country and added that it is due to their alertness that the elements which create unrest are unsuccessful in their attempts. He credited the police personnel for foiling the attempts to incite fear and insecurity in the country and thanked them for securing peace in the country.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

“It is the day to remember every jawan who maintains law and order in Jammu & Kashmir and fights against terrorism. Jawans on duty in Naxal-affected areas are doing a great service. It’s also due to them that the number of Naxal affected districts are going down and youth is coming to the mainstream,” PM Modi said.

According to the reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the newly built ‘National Police Memorial (NPM)’ which has been erected on 6.12 acres of land in Chanakyapuri, at the northern end of Shanti Path. This memorial represents all State and Central Police Organizations of the country.

The central sculpture of the memorial is built on a 30 feet monolith made of a single piece of granite, weighing 238 tonnes. The Wall of Valour has the names engraved of all 34,844 Bravehearts who have laid down their lives since 1947.

PM Modi also questioned the inability of previous governments and the Congress party to build such a memorial to honour the valour of the police personnel. “Why did this memorial take 70 years of independence to come? If the previous government wanted to build, it would have already been done so before its foundation stone got covered in dust”, PM lashed out at Congress.

Prime Minister Modi added that apart from police personnel and paramilitary forces, the disaster management personnel are not often remembered for their service and he dedicated the Police commemoration day to the disaster relief forces as well.

The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Police Museum depicting history, uniforms, artefacts and gear of central and state reserve police forces. The museum, an underground facility is a first of its kind which is located below the police memorial and contains artefacts and points of time that shaped the history of the Indian police.

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

Statue of all ironies: Pritish Nandy uses example of fake news to spread fake news

Pritish Nandy shared a fake image which was earlier shared by Youth Congress leader

West Bengal: TMC workers ‘purify’ the ground with Gangajal and cow dung after BJP holds a rally in Cooch Behar

TMC workers sprinkled Gangajal after applying cow dung on the ground where the rally was held.

Fact check: Did BJP President Amit Shah and PM Modi call Baniyas cheaters and accuse them of profiteering?

Earlier, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had also been accused of making a casteist remark, which turned out to be a Photoshopped image

2018 Assembly Elections: Here are the BJP internal survey numbers

The final results of all states are to be released on 11th December.
Image Source: Zee News

Sidhu knew of the opening before Imran Khan was sworn in, Kartarpur a bigger conspiracy by ISI: Captain Amarinder Singh

Pakistan General Bajwa had revealed the Kartarpur corridor news to Navjot Singh Sidhu even before Imran Khan was sworn in as their PM, Punjab CM Singh indicated “a bigger conspiracy" hatched by the Pak Army.

Uttar Pradesh: Samajwadi party leader detained after being caught on camera assaulting BJP spokesperson

Political leaders who are the so-called representatives of our country have often been seen indulging in such pettiness

Raghuram Rajan backed yet-to-be functional Krea University among 19 new institutes to get ‘Institute of Eminence’ tag

The earlier list which featured yet-to-be-functional Jio Institute was announced, the HRD ministry was mercilessly mocked
Vijay Mallya to be extradited

Big victory for India: UK court orders Vijay Mallya’s extradition who is wanted in India for a Rs. 9000 crore scam

The liquor baron, Vijay Mallya, is wanted in India in connection with an alleged scam worth Rs. 9000 crores and is to be extradited to India.

After stopping BJP’s rath yatra, West Bengal government allows Hindu-hater Bangladeshi Maulana to address meetings in the state

BJP's rath yatra banned, Bangladeshi Islamic preacher welcomed in West Bengal

25 Lakh fake beneficiaries found in Anganwadis of UP, Maharashtra and Assam

The Ministry of Women and Child Development had ordered the survey of Anganwadi Schemes after the crackdown of Assam government on ghost beneficiaries.

Latest articles

Connect with us

125,515FansLike
97,329FollowersFollow
6,059SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these