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Mizoram observe Police Commemoration Day

AIZAWL: Along with the rest of the country, Mizoram Police also held Commemoration Parades this morning to pay tribute to the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for service to the society and security of the nation.

A programme was organised at 7:00 AM at the state capital, district, and battalion headquarters.

The main parade and wreath-laying ceremony were held at Martyrs Memorial, 1st Battalion MAP Headquarters, Aizawl.

State Chief Minister Zoramthanga, DGP SBK Singh, and other Police officers were present and paid their respect and homage to the martyrs.

The names of 377 police martyrs who have laid down their lives on the call of duty during the past one year from September 1, 2020, to August 31, 2021 are reading out.

October 21st is observed as ‘Police Commemoration Day’ throughout the country every year.

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The day commemorates the supreme sacrifices of ten policemen in the line of duty defending national frontiers, when the police patrol party was ambushed on 21st October 1959 by the Chinese forces who crossed Aksai Chin area at Hot Springs (Ladakh) as a result of which 10 brave policemen were killed.

The Government of India decided that this day October 21 would henceforth be observed as “Commemoration Day” throughout the country to mark the memory of these gallant men who were killed in Ladakh and all other Police personnel killed in the line of duty during the year.

On this day every year, Commemoration Parades are held in all state capitals and district headquarters as a mark of respect to brave police martyrs, who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

The names of police martyrs throughout the country are read out, to pay homage to the martyrs and to acknowledge with pride the supreme sacrifices made by them. In the past one year from September 1, 2020, to August 31, 2021, 377 police personnel throughout the country have laid down their lives on the call of duty.

No police personnel from Mizoram Police died in the lines of duty during the past year.

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