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New Delhi : The Police Commemoration Day Parade was held on October 21, 2017, at the National Police Memorial, New Delhi. The occasion was graced by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the MoS in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Satya Pal Singh.
DIB Rajiv Jain read out the names of all Police Personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty in 2017. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba as well as heads of all the Central Paramilitary Forces and the Commissioner of Delhi Police also attended the programme. The CISF was the host of the ceremony. Retired Police Officers in large numbers attended the parade.
Police Commemoration Day is observed every year on October 21 to commemorate the Police personnel who were martyred in Hot Springs, Ladakh, in 1959. This year 383 Police Personnel from different State Police Forces as well as Central Paramilitary Forces and Central Police Organisations were martyred, according to a PIB release.