Telangana police are gearing up to observe its Police Commemoration Day tomorrow October 21 on a grand scale. In view of the Corona pandemic coupled with heavy rains, large scale changes have been made in the planning and implementation of the programme following which the police parade will be conducted in LB Stadium instead of Goshamahal due to the flood situation in the city.
Home Minister Mohd Mahboob Ali, DGP Mahender Reddy will pay tributes to the police martyrs at a memorial erected specially for the purpose at the sprawling in the indoor stadium due to the ongoing rains. However, owing to the situation, the visitors will not be allowed and a live transmission has been arranged to watch live the same from home through Television and social media platforms.
The Police Commemoration Day is being observed all over the country on October 21, 1959, the day marked as the Martyrs’ Day following the sacrifice of 10 members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). This is the first supreme sacrifice by policemen in the Indian history while fighting the enemy in a minus-degree temperature across Indo-China border at Aksai Chin in Ladakh. The Union Government has also declared a weeklong observance of the day to be observed as the Flag Day from October 21-31 every year.
And back home, over 326 policemen right from constable to IPS officers have lost their lives while discharging their duties till day. And every year, over 264 policemen are losing their lives either in one instance or the other across the country.
According to government statistics, most of them are the victims of Naxal violence in the state. They include 180 constables, 52 head constables, 7 Assistant Sub-Inspectors of Police, 39 Sub-Inspectors, 3 Deputy Superintendents of Police, 3 IPS rank officers besides 32 officers of various other wings. However, thankfully, there is no loss of life recorded this year in Telangana.