The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated the National Police Memorial to the nation, on Police Commemoration Day, today.
The Prime Minister announced an award in the name of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, to honour the police and paramilitary personnel, involved in disaster response operations. The award would be announced every year, recognizing the bravery and courage displayed in saving lives of people, in the wake of a disaster.
Shri Narendra Modi, laid wreath and paid homage to the martyrs at the National Police Memorial. He honoured the three surviving members of Hot Springs incident. He also inaugurated the Museum of National Police memorial and signed the visitor’s book.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister saluted the courage and sacrifice of policemen who laid down their lives for the service of the nation. He recalled the sacrifices of the brave police personnel who fought valiantly at Hot Springs, Ladakh and paid respects to their family and loved ones.
Expressing happiness in dedicating the National Police Memorial, Prime Minister said that the Central Sculpture of the memorial represents capability, courage and service orientation of the police forces. He added that every object associated with the National Police Memorial would inspire the citizens and educate them about the bravery of police and para military personnel. He added the peace, security and prosperity presently enjoyed by the nation has been possible due to the sacrifices and consistent efforts of police,paramilitary and armed forces.Prime Minister also evoked the contributions and sacrifices of National Disaster Response Forces and State Disaster Response Forces.
Talking about the National Police Memorial, Prime Minister said that Memorial was accorded priority by the NDA Government and was finished on time. He said that the memorial underlines the vision of the government to accord maximum respect to people who played a vital role in nation building.
Stressing on the importance of technology, Prime Minister urged the police forces to adopt technology and innovation in their daily discharge of duties. In this context, Prime Minister mentioned about the Modernization of Police Forces Scheme (MPF), which ismodernizing the police forces through technology, modern communication systems and modern weapons.
Prime Minister said that police forces have a big role to play in strengthening the bond between police and society. In this regard, Prime Minister urged the Police forces to make Police Stations more citizen friendly.
The National Police Memorial consists of Central Sculpture, a Wall of Valour-engraved with the names of police personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty and a State of Art Museum dedicated to the memory of the martyred police personnel.
Tributes to our brave police personnel. Dedicating to the nation the National Police Memorial. https://t.co/yp49snY5EN— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2018
Today, on #PoliceCommemorationDay, PM @narendramodi inaugurated the National Police Memorial in Delhi.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 21, 2018
He paid tributes to the policemen and policewomen serving India.
He also paid homage to all those police personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty. pic.twitter.com/BKCz4CQIwu
During the programming marking #PoliceCommemorationDay and the inauguration of the National Police Memorial, PM @narendramodi also inaugurated a museum in the same complex as the memorial. pic.twitter.com/Avc8SwFdxk— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 21, 2018
Today, we not only dedicate the National Police Memorial to the nation but also salute our police personnel for their service.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2018
I am sure this Memorial will stand as a reminder of the courage and sacrifice of policemen and policewomen, who keep the nation safe. pic.twitter.com/H6mQ2zydkM
Had the opportunity to interact with surviving members of the Hot Springs incident.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2018
The bravery of those associated with the incident will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/lG8f1XGLQh
Whenever an unfortunate disaster strikes, it is our police personnel who are working round the clock, at the forefront of rescue and relief operations. Proud of them! pic.twitter.com/Oqirw4i5FW— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2018
Made a special announcement at the National Police Memorial. pic.twitter.com/ExJPBAmYET— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2018