Police Commemoration Day

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Police Commemoration Day

Every year in India, October 21 is observed as Police Commemoration Day. 

Important facts

  • This day is celebrated to remember and honour the policemen who laid down their lives while fulfilling their responsibilities.

  • On this day events are organised to pay tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in Ladakh on the Indo-China border.

  • In 1959, there was a lot of tension between the borders of India and China.

  • On 21 October 1959, China opened fire on 20 soldiers in Ladakh, out of which 10 Indian soldiers were killed.

  • The last rites of these policemen took place in eastern Ladakh. Since then October 21 is celebrated as Police Commemoration Day.

  • On the occasion of Police Commemoration Day in the year 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India's first National Police Memorial in New Delhi.

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