Sacrifice of Police Martyrs remembered in Udupi District
Udupi: The Police Martyrs’ Day was observed at the Chandu Maidan here on Sunday, October 21 to commemorate the sacrifices of the police personnel who have lost their lives on duty.
Venkatesh Naik Sessions and District Judge was the chief guest of the day, paid tribute to the police martyrs.
Laxman B Nimbargi Superintendent of Police Udupi said that the Martyrs’ day marks the attack by Chinese forces on the police team patrolling at high altitude of 4,681 meters above sea level adjoining the Indo-China border on October 21, 1959.
Though armed only with rifles, ten policemen were killed and nine captured by the Chinese troops. Since then, the day marks the sacrifices of the police personnel in the country. A total of 414 personnel have lost their lives while on duty from July 2017 to August 2018, he said.
Addressing the gathering Venkatesh Naik said, “The country would always remember the sacrifices made by the policemen for protecting the lives and property of the people. He Called the police personnel to rededicate themselves for their noble responsibilities. People should salute them every day for the kind of service they render to safeguard peace, life and property in the society.
Additional SP Kumarchandra, DySP Karkala Belliyappa, DySP Udupi Jai Shanker and others were present.