Rich tribute was paid to the martyrs of the Punjab police at a district-level function organised to mark Police Commemoration Day at Police Memorial in Police Lines here on Tuesday.
On this day, in 1959, while guarding the national frontiers at the Hotsprings in Ladakh 10 jawans of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police were killed in an ambush laid by the Chinese Army.
Paying homage to the martyrs, senior superintendent of police Gurpreet Singh Toor, who also presided over the function, highlighted the role being played by police even at the cost of their lives for the safety of the people and their properties.
He said Police Commemoration Day should remind the people of the country of their duty to the nation.
He gave a clarion call to all Punjabis to wake up and fight to end the menace of drugs and other social evils to save our youth from being ruined.
Toor lauded the role of the Punjab police in bringing back normalcy after controlling the militancy in the state.
He urged the people to maintain the unity and integrity of the country at any cost and live in complete harmony.
District and sessions judge SK Garg was the chief guest, while deputy commissioner Abhinav Trikha was the guest of honour at the function.
The SSP also heard the grievances of the families of the local police martyrs and offered them gifts and sweets on the occasion of Diwali.
Photo caption: District and sessions judge SK Garg paying floral tribute to the police martyrs on Commemoration Day at the Police Martyrs’ Memorial, Police Lines, in Gurdaspur on Tuesday.
SSP Gurpreet Singh Toor and DC Abhinav Trikha are waiting for their turn.