Sacrifice of police martyrs remembered

Floral tributes: Family members of police martyrs at the Police Commemoration Day function in Nalgonda on Saturday.

Floral tributes: Family members of police martyrs at the Police Commemoration Day function in Nalgonda on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: ;Singam venkataramana

Chief Minister leads State in paying homage on Police Commemoration Day

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao paid homage to the police personnel who were martyred while discharging their duties.

Speaking on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day, Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao said the country would always remember the sacrifices made by the policemen for protecting the lives and properties of people. Calling upon the police personnel to rededicate themselves for their noble responsibilities, Mr. Rao reiterated that Telangana government was giving the highest priority to the welfare of members of the martyred families.

Solemnity marked the proceedings during Police Commemoration Day on Saturday which was observed in all the four districts which constituted undivided Adilabad.

In Adilabad Forest Minister Jogu Ramanna, Collector Buddha Prakash M. Jyoti and Superintendent of Police M. Sreenivas garlanded the statue of martyrs and laid wreaths at the memorial. Police band led a rally by policemen in town.

The 58th Police Commemoration Day was observed at the Police parade grounds here on Saturday. City Police Commissioner G Sudheer Babu laid a wreath at the martyrs’ memorial inside the police headquarters and paid rich tributes to police personnel who went down discharging their duties. It was followed by reading out of names of all 383 martyrs from the police and paramilitary forces of 2017 by M..S Venugopal Rao, DCP Central Zone.On arrival, the Commander-in-Chief proceeded to the War Memorial in slow march with the wreath bearers marching in front. The guard performed the ‘Shok Shastra’ and everyone maintained a two minutes silence.

: In-charge Collector A. Ravinder Reddy, speaking at the valedictory of the Police Commemoration Week said that defence personnel on the borders and policemen on civil duty were making supreme sacrifices for the protection of the country and for maintaining law and order within the country.

Commissioner of Police, in-charge, N. Swetha said that the commemoration week was being observed every year from October 15 to 21 ever since 10 CRPF policemen at Ladak were gunned down by the Chinese Army on October 21, 1959. She said remembering the services of the martyred policemen was the responsibility of everyone in the society. Assuring that all kind of assistance would come from the department to the martyrs families, she said that during the current year as many as 383 policemen including two SPs and three Deputy SPs laid down their lives in the discharge of duty.

Parade held

A ‘Smriti Parade’ was organised as a mark of respect to the valiant police martyrs, who laid down their lives at the altar of duty at District Police Headquarters here on Saturday.

Principal District and Sessions Judge M Lakshman, Collector D S Lokesh Kumar, Commissioner of Police Tafseer Iqbal, Khammam MLA P Ajay Kumar and others offered floral tributes to the police martyrs.

In Bhadradri-Kothagudem district, Bhadrachalam Assistant Superintendent of Police Sunil Dutt and others paid homage to the police martyrs at a programme held at Pragathi Maidan in Kothagudem on Saturday.

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