Ludhiana Police led by Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, today, observed Police Commemoration Day, here at Police Lines, to pay tributes to the martyrs belonging to Police and Para Military Forces. While speaking on the occasion, he urged people to fight the anti-national forces jointly. He said that it is only because of the great sacrifices of our martyrs that we are living in a peaceful environment and communal harmony. He said that is why, we can never forget the sacrifices of our martyrs.He was also accompanied by former DGP DR Bhatti, MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal, besides several others.Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar paid tributes to the police and para military personnel who attainted martyrdom in different parts of the country. A contingent of police gave salute to the martyrs and officials and dignitaries present on the occasion observed two minutes silence to pay tributes to the martyrs. List comprising names of officials and Jawans of police and para military forces who sacrificed their lives during the past one year was also read out.
While narrating the historical importance of Police Commemoration Day Parade, the Commissioner of Police said that it was observed by the police of all the states and the Para military forces throughout the country to pay tributes to the jawans of CRPF, who attained martyrdom on October 21, 1959 at Hot Springs (Ladakh) during an assault by the Chinese Army. He said that the Police Commemoration Day is observed to salute the martyrdom of all the martyrs belonging to Police as well as Para Military Forces, who have sacrificed their lives for maintaining the unity and integrity of the country every year. He also lauded the sacrifices made by the Punjab Police in combating militancy in Punjab as well as combating internal disturbances in other states for maintaining peace and communal harmony.The Commissioner of Police said that during the dark days of terrorism, a total of 117 police personnel of Ludhiana police laid down their lives while combating terrorism. He assured that Punjab Police is standing rock solid with their families, which are residing in Ludhiana. On the occasion, families of martyrs from police force were also honoured.Prominent among those present on the occasion included all Joint CP’s, DCP’s, ADCP’s, ACP's, SHO's, Police Personnel, besides several others. Floral tributes were also paid to the martyrs at the memorial constricted in the Police Lines, here.