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Police personnel across Odisha paid rich tributes to the cops who laid their lives in the line of duty

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack:21/10/19: Observing the 60th Police Martyr’s Day or Police Commemoration Day today, police personnel across Odisha paid rich tributes to the cops who laid their lives in the line of duty.

At the Police headquarters in Cuttack, a two-minute prayer was held as a mark of respect to the departed souls. Following this, the police band paid special tributes to the martyrs.  Director-General of Police (DGP) In-Charge Bijay Kumar Sharma and other top cops were among the dignitaries present at the function.

Around 292 police personnel from India including Odisha’s Sujit Kumar Minz and Jayaram Kabasi were martyred this year. A parade was also organised and floral tributes were paid to the personnel killed while discharging their duties.Ten martyred families were felicitated by DGP Sharma at the event. He also interacted with the family members of the deceased cops.Notably on October 21 in 1959, as many as ten Central Reserve Police Force personnel had been martyred in crossfire with China at Ladakh. Since then, the Police Commemoration Day is observed every year to honour the supreme devotion in service of the nation.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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