“National Police Day” also known as Police Commemoration Day was observed here on Saturday with a ceremonial Parade at Gulshan Ground.
The day is celebrated every year in the memory and honour of SI Karam Singh and his ten Bravehearts of CRPF (1st, 2nd and 3rd Bn) who on October 21, 1959, scarified their lives while holding the attack by PLA at Hot spring in Ladakh at the height of 4681 meters above the sea level.
Impressive functions were organized in all 10 Police Districts of Jammu Province where large number of senior Police Officers, retired police personnel, members of the martyr’s families and members of civil society participated.
In Jammu, the main function was conducted at Gulshan Ground where Anand Jain, Inspector General of Police Jammu Zone, took the salute of the Commemoration Day Parade.
The GOs of all Jammu based units, apart from a large number of senior and retired Police Officers, prominent dignitaries and citizens and media personnel of Jammu also participated in the function.
Jain read out the name of 189 brave martyrs of the country which includes martyrs from Police Organizations and PMF like BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF, SSB, NCB, NDRF and FS, CD & HG.
While lauding the role of brave martyrs, he said J&K Police has been rendering yeoman service to the Nation and the society under most hostile, difficult and challenging circumstances at the cost of their personal safety and comfort.
He prayed for the heavenly peace of the departed souls and also for the prosperity and welfare of their families.
On this occasion, a blood donation camp was also organized by Police in collaboration with Team Jammu.
Some senior Police officers and officials and 10 volunteers of the team Jammu donated blood.
The team Jammu is doing venerable job on this day from the last 10 years.
The IG also interacted with NOK of martyrs.
He paid a patient hearing to the grievances of NOKs of Martyrs and assured full support and timely action on the requests submitted by them.
Earlier all the Jammu based GOs assembled at Police Martyrs Memorial at Railway Station where rich tributes were paid to all the #martyrs.
Prominent among those who attended the function include Divisional commissioner Jammu, and other social and political dignitaries.
Moreover, another impressive function was organized again in the evening at Police Martyrs Memorial Railway Station, Jammu where a large number of Police/Civil families assembled to light candles and paid rich tributes to the Martyrs of the nation.