‘Police Commemoration Day’ observed in Nagaland

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/21/2020 11:57:56 AM IST

Along with the rest of the country, the Nagaland Police also observed Police Commemoration Day by conducting a programme on October 21 and paying homage to 10 policemen killed in firing by Chinese troops in 1959 at Ladakh Hotspring and other policemen and women who laid down their lives in the service of the motherland.

CP Dimapur: Commissionerate of Police Dimapur observed the 59th Police Commemoration Day at commissioner police office, honouring the victory of policemen who has sacrificed their lives.

According to DIPR report, speaking on the occasion, commissioner police Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo, informed that around 35,600 policemen and women have laid down their lives while safeguarding the nation and security of the citizens from 1947 till date. “Among them one of our brave late UBC Thiubuibo Zeliang who was in SOT, laid down his life on July 14, 2014 during the operation. Today we honour him and acknowledge his supreme sacrifice,” CP Dimapur said. 

On behalf of the personnel of Police Commissionerate Dimapur, Rothihu handed over cash incentive to the wife of late Thiubuibo Zeliang who was present on the occasion with her daughter.

CP Dimapur received the general salute, read out the roll of honour, thereafter the Nishan commander placed the roll of honour on the cenotaph. A two-minute silence, samarak ko salami was observed, reveille played and salute was given by all present. There was laying of wreaths by family of unit martyr, followed by CP Dimapur and other officers/Police stations.

Assistant pastor, PBC Dimapur read scripture passages and invoked God’s blessings.

173 Bn CRPF Dimapur: Police commemoration day was observed at 173 Battalion CRPF, headquater at Airfield, Dimapur on October 21. 

A press release by173 Battalion CRPF Dimpur stated that, Vishnu Gautam, commandant 173 Bn CRPF in his brief speech recalled the valour of courageous police personnel who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. He further recalled the supreme sacrifices by CRPF men while defending the borders with China on October 21, 1959 against the Chinese Army aggression at Hot springs in ladakh. He informed that during this incident, a small CRPF patrol party was ambushed and heavily outnumbered by the Chinese army, wherein 10 CRPF men had made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. He also encouraged that every force personnel should inculcate and follow their acts of bravery so that they can inspire future generations. Programme was attended by all ranks and files of the unit.

13 NAP (IR) Bn Yajang C: 13 NAP (IR) Bn observed the day at battalion headquarter, Yajang-C, Mokokchung on October 21, led by commandant Lakha Koza.

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