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.