State honours police martyrs

SHILLONG/TURA: Police Commemoration Day was organised on the premises of 67 Bn, CRPF in the city. It is notable that 10 brave CRPF men laid down their lives fighting against Chinese Aggression on October 21, 1959 at Hot spring, Ladakh (Jammu & Kashmir).
On this occasion, Prakash D, Inspector General, Northeastern Sector, CRPF, Shillong paid homage to all police personnel and read out the names of the officers and men who laid down their lives in the line of duty from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019. A two-minute silence was also observed as mark of respect in their memory.

Family of one of the police martyrs is bestowed with a memento
at Tura Police Reserve. (ST)

This year 292 personnel from various state and central forces have laid down their lives at the altar of duty. CRPF leads the tally with 67 men. This includes 44 men who died for the nation in Pulwama in February 2019.
Vinay Kumar Rai, DIG (Adm), Ram Sukhpal Singh, DIG (P&A), Ravi Ranjan, Second-In-Command 67 Bn, and other officers of Northeastern Sector as well as 67 Bn were also present on the occasion and paid their tribute to the brave martyrs.
The Police Commemoration Day was also observed at Shillong Police Reserve where Director General of Police, Meghalaya, R. Chandranathan besides other senior officials of the department, police personnel of all ranks of various units, students, citizens, retired officers and the family members of the martyrs were present on the occasion. The families of the martyrs were honoured by the DGP. Besides laying of wreath, gun salute was performed in memory of the those who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
CA Lyngwa, Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills read out the names of 292 martyrs who laid down their lives commencing from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.
Garo Hills
The police force across Garo Hills also observed the occasion in honour of their comrades who died in the line of duty.
District police chiefs and commandants in the five districts of Garo Hills gave their salute in honour of the officers and men who lost their lives while discharging their duties.
In Tura, West Garo Hills, the Superintendent of Police, MGR Kumar led his officers and men in paying their respects to their fallen colleagues during the commemoration day observance at the Tura Police Reserve.
As a mark of respect to the brave police martyrs, social messages through placards were prepared by men and women of the force and distributed among the public.
The family members of the martyrs were invited to take part in the ‘Sok Parade’ observed at the police reserve in Tura and a memento along with a plant sapling each were handed over to the family members as a mark of respect in honour of those who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
During the ceremony, the names of police martyrs of the states, both police and paramilitary were read out to acknowledge with pride the supreme sacrifices made by them.
A general salute (Salami), Sok Parade and a two-minute silence was observed in the honour of the departed souls.

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