CRPF remembers martyrs

A CRPF officer paying tributes to martyrs.
A CRPF officer paying tributes to martyrs.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 21: On the occasion of ‘Police Commemoration Day’, various battalions and institutes of CRPF based in Jammu organized programmes and remembered their martyrs.
It is pertinent to mention here that on 21 October 1959, CRPF troops had laid down their lives to counter the deadly attack of Chinese forces in Hot Spring area of Ladakh. On this day, Police forces of different States, paramilitary forces and other security forces remember their martyrs who had sacrificed their lives during the year.
During such an event organized in Group Centre CRPF Hiranagar at Nagrota, Abhay Vir Chauhan, IG CRPF Jammu Sector apprised personnel about the importance of this day. He paid tribute to the martyrs and expressed his gratitude towards them and their families. SLC Khup, DIG CRPF Range Hiranagar, other officers and personnel also participated in the wreath laying ceremony.
A cultural programme was organized at Group Centre CRPF Bantalab yesterday in which kins of martyrs were special invitees. Kulwant Kaur, wife of martyred Constable Mohan Singh and Kamlesh Devi, wife of martyred Naik Raghubir Singh marked the commencement of program by illuminating the lamp.
Today, during a rally organized at Group Centre CRPF, Bantalab, Nitu DIG CRPF Range Jammu apprised officers, jawans, children and teachers of Kendriya Vidalaya CRPF Bantalab about the importance of the day. Commemoration and wreath laying was organized at ‘Shaheed Smaarak’ constructed in the campus.
During the programme, K Vijay Kumar, IG CRPF J&K Zone reiterated upon to always honor the martyrs of the force.
In the event, Erdan Ekka, Commandant Group Centre Bantalab, other officers and jawans of Group Centre also participated.
With the object to spread brave ballades of martyrs to masses, Jammu based 38 Battalion CRPF organized various programmes including debate competitions, essay and poetry writing from October 15 to October 20 in different schools. On October 19, a portrait of martyred Constable Rajendra Kumar was displayed in a school in Mansar, District Samba of which he was alumni.
Ram Kumar, Commandant 38 Battalion CRPF said that the objective of all these programmes is to remember the martyrs and bow to their martyrdom.