Meghalaya observed the Commemoration Day and Police Flag Day at the district headquarters on Wednesday. Assistant Inspector General of Police (A), GK Iangrai on Wednesday laid wreaths at the memorial site in each district headquarter and the names of the martyrs read out on the auspicious occasion.
Iangrai said the Meghalaya Police is honoured to have gallant policemen and women, who have withstood the ravages of times. However, in its endeavour to promote peace, progress and harmony within the State, the department has lost 127 “brave souls” who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty, he said.
Police forces all over the country observe October 21 as the ‘Commemoration Day’ commemorating the supreme sacrifice and valour of 10 “bravehearts” who were martyred on October 21, 1959 at the Hot Springs in Ladakh.
On this day, the nation pays homage to all the departed souls through the national programme organise in all the States of India and also, centrally at the National Police Memorial in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, which has been specially built in honour of all the policemen and women of the country, who had laid down their lives in the line of duty.
On this auspicious occasion of the Commemoration Day and the Police Flag Day, Meghalaya Police exhorts all esteemed citizens to join hands in paying reverence to the indomitable sacrifice of the martyrs of the country.