Police Commemoration Day 2021: A tribute to the brave-hearted cops

The day is marked to salute the fierce spirits of policemen and martyred cops who have lost their lives for the country’s service.

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New Delhi: Police Commemoration Day is celebrated to honour the police officers who lost their lives while being on duty for the nation. In 2018, PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the first Indian national police museum on the pristine occasion of Police Commemoration Day in Delhi.

The day is marked to salute the fierce spirits of policemen and martyred cops who have lost their lives for the country’s service. It is observed to pay respect and motivate the police personnel who carry out their respective duties with utmost perseverance.

In 1959 same day, twenty Indian soldiers were charged by Chinese troops in the Ladakh region because of arguments between the two groups, in the brink of attack, ten policemen lost their lives.

After a month of the incident, on November 28, 1969, Chinese authorities handed over the dead bodies of the martyred policemen and since that day, October 21 has been marked as Police Commemoration Day in their honour every single year.

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