Home Minister Shah, jointly addressing the police and paramilitary forces after paying homage to the martyred policemen, said that only men and women in khaki uniform who serve the country with dedication, India’s leap as a powerful country in the world. ensure to. He said that against the minimum norm of 222 personnel per one lakh citizens, only 144 personnel are present.
‘Three quarters of workers are not able to take even weekly leave’
Home Minister Shah said that this is the reason why nearly 90 per cent of the police personnel have to work for more than 12 hours every day and three-fourth of them cannot even take weekly off. The Home Minister told the forces on Police Commemoration Day, ‘My government has done a lot for the welfare of the police and I can assure that we will continue to do more work, health, housing, family welfare and Will take more steps to ensure good working environment.
a humble tribute
Shah said that he and the citizens of the country pay humble tributes to the families of those who laid down their lives in the line of duty on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day. He said, ‘When we see the police working in a normal way, it looks normal but when we change the attitude then it is understood that the development that our country is doing is due to the dedication and silent service of these policemen. Is.’
More than 35 thousand policemen lost their lives
Home Minister Amit Shah said that dealing with terrorists to extremists and Naxalites and controlling traffic on the road, all these policemen do. According to the latest figures, more than 35,000 policemen have lost their lives since independence and in the last one year (from September 2018 to August this year) 292 personnel have either sacrificed their lives or died due to unnatural causes in the line of duty. .
launched new website
The chiefs and officers of the Central Armed Police Forces and other central police organizations participated in the event. During this, Shah launched a new website of the National Police Memorial. The National Police Memorial was inaugurated on this day last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the renovation. A new museum has also been built in this memorial located in Chanakyapuri of the national capital Delhi.
The day is celebrated in honor of the 10 policemen who were martyred in an ambush by the Chinese Army in 1959 in the Hot Springs area of Ladakh. On this occasion, those security personnel are remembered who sacrificed their lives while protecting the unity and integrity of the country.