Police Commemoration Day 2021: Date, history and all you need to know

National Police Commemoration Day is celebrated every year on 21 October. The day commemorates the sacrifices of ten policemen who were martyred.

Police Commemoration Day 2021: Date, history and all you need to know
Police Commemoration Day 2021: Date, history and all you need to know:--(Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi))

National Police Commemoration Day 2021: Policemen and healthcare professionals have been frontline soldiers in the war against the deadly virus. For the past few months, police officers across the country have been putting in extra efforts to help people deal with the pandemic.

Thus, remembering the brave policemen who laid down their lives in the discharge of their duties. We can pay tribute to the martyrs on this National Police Commemoration Day.

National Police Commemoration Day: Date and History

National Police Commemoration Day is celebrated every year on 21 October. The day commemorates the sacrifices of ten policemen who were martyred in Chinese firing in 1959.

On 21 October 1959, Chinese soldiers opened fire and hurled grenades at twenty Indian soldiers in Ladakh. Ten brave police personnel attained martyrdom and seven others were injured in this incident. More than a month later, on November 28, 1959, Chinese soldiers handed over the bodies of the martyred policemen to India. His last rites were performed with full police honors at Hot Springs in North East Ladakh.

Since the incident, October 21 is celebrated as Police Commemoration Day in the memory of the martyrs.