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PM Modi inaugurates National Police Memorial

The 30-ft monolith erected on 6.12 acres in Chanakyapuri represents all state and union territories’ police forces as well as central police organisations of the country.

SNS | New Delhi |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the National Police Memorial- a memorial and a museum – dedicated to the police of the country in Delhi on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day to recognize the sacrifices made by police personnel since Independence.

After inaugurating the memorial, PM Modi said, “It is the result of your alertness that the elements which create unrest are unsuccessful in their attempts. The attempts to create fear and insecurity in the nation were foiled by you. The peace prevalent in the nation is possible only due to your services.”


On Saturday, the prime minister had said that a grateful nation is paying tribute to all the police official martyred in the line of duty.

“A grateful nation pays tributes to all those policemen and policewomen martyred in the line of duty. We salute their families for their fortitude,” PM Modi had tweeted on Saturday.

According to an official statement, the 30-ft monolith erected on 6.12 acres in Chanakyapuri represents all state and union territories’ police forces as well as central police organisations of the country.

“Since 1947, 34,844 police personnel have been martyred, with 424 losing their lives this year. Many of these brave lives were lost in the fight against terrorism,” it said.

“Further, a large number of police lives were lost in prevention of crime and in maintenance of law and order.”

Home Minister Rajnath Singh also paid tribute to the police personnel. He tweeted, “the NPM is commemorative of the supreme sacrifice that nearly 35,000 police personnel have made to maintain peace and public order in India.”