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Nagaland police observes Commemoration Day

DGP K Kire, IPS (C) and other police officials at the Police Commemoration Day at New Reserve Phesama, Thursday. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, OCT 21(NPN):
Published on 22 Oct. 2010 12:48 AM IST
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Joining the rest of the country, the Nagaland police Thursday observed Police Commemoration Day at New Reserve, Phesama near here and paid homage to police martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
Calling upon the rank and file to rededicate themselves for the service of the people, DGP Nagaland K Kire said: “on this day, we should rededicate our service to the people so that law and order prevails and developments take place,” said Kire.
Kire said there could be no other profession as noble as police service, and hence called upon state police to rededicate their service to the people.
“The job of a policeman is round the clock, 24/7 to maintain law and order, to ensure developmental work takes place and that the public are at peace,” said the DGP.
Further, terming the wearing of police uniform as a “privilege,” the police chief reminded the personnel to exercise responsibility vested upon them.
The DGP, who reviewed the parade, joined the rank and file of the state police and paid homage to those police personnel who made supreme sacrifice while defending the country and maintaining law and order.
At least 797 police personnel of various state and para-military forces from across the country died during the last one year including five from Nagaland police.
Those state police personnel who died during this period includes-- Naik Thanglao Rengma, Const. Phyodemo Ezung, Const Neitho-o Angami, Const. John Ayemi and Const. Moakaba Ao.
The history of Commemoration Day started with October 21, 1959 incident, when a patrol party of CRPF, led by SI Karam Singh, was ambushed by the Chinese forces at Hot Springs Ladakh where at least 10 jawans were killed.
The bravery displayed and the supreme sacrifice made by the jawans fighting at 16,000 ft. altitude, in extremely cold conditions and against all odds, is an epitome of the rarest of the rare courage.
Meanwhile, the DEF Phek and 5th NAP Battalion also observed All India Police Commemoration Parade, at SP’s office premises, Phek.
Many government officers, high ranking officers of DEF and 5th NAP and about 700 uniform personnel attended the function.

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