Jalandhar, Oct 21 (UNI) The Police Commemoration Day was observed today at all district headquarters in Punjab and at the unit level in memory of all police martyrs, including those who laid down their lives while fighting the terrorists in the state.
The day is observed in memory of those Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who died after being ambushed by the Chinese troops on October 21, 1959 at 'Hot Spring' on the international border with China in Ladakh. Ten jawans laid down their lives in the attack.
The Day was observed at the Punjab Armed Police (PAP) campus here. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal laid a wreath at the police memorial.
DGP N P S Aulakh and members of families of those policemen who fell victims to militant bullets, participated in the function.
Paying rich tributes to the police martyrs, Mr Badal said only those nations could survive who remember their martyrs. He observed that Punjab Police jawans had always made sacrifices whenever the unity and integrity of the country was in peril, as was evident from the fact that 2287 officers and jawans of the state police laid down their lives while fighting terrorism.
He said 711 police officers and jawans sacrificed their lives for the sake of the country from September 2006 to August 2007.
Mr Badal assured that the police and Paramilitary Force officials would continue to perform their duties with great zeal and vigour to protect the unity and integrity of the country.