Guv pays tributes to martyrs

Tribune News Service

Shimla, October 21

Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar paid homage to the police personnel who had sacrificed their lives for the sake of the country on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day today. In an event organised by the Himachal Pradesh Police at the Mall Road, he said it was our duty to remember the martyrs.

He said the state and central police forces make a significant contribution to ensuring internal security, despite the threat of disruptive elements, for which a grateful nation remembers them every year. On the occasion, the Governor also released the 'Police Gaurav Geet'.

Earlier, Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu read out the names of all 377 police personnel who had attained martyrdom in the line of service during the past one year. He said in the past 62 years, about 36,000 officers and personnel of various police forces had sacrificed their lives.

On behalf of the state government, Harbans Singh Brascon, special secretary to the Chief Minister and director of Information and Public Relations Department, placed a wreath at the memorial. Senior police officers, former officers and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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