How and when did the Commemoration Day start?
On October 21, 1959, 10 CRPF men laid down their lives near Ladakh in an ambush by Chinese troop. It will be apt here to recall an inscription in memorial stone that goes like this – When you go home, tell them of us and tell them we gave our today for their tomorrow.
How many police personnel had died in the line of duty in Tamil Nadu so far?
In Tamil Nadu 149 police personnel have died so far. In India 33,000 police personnel have died. This year alone, 414 personnel died in the country.
What caused the martyrdom among police personnel in TN?
In Tamil Nadu, many brave policemen laid down their lives fighting LTTE, TNLA, Naxals, Al Umma and forest brigand Veerappan.
Why is police personnel’s ultimate sacrifice so important?
Their martyrdom happens while they were maintaining public order. Many of them have laid down their lives saving others’ lives and while going beyond their call of duty some time by going to stop a bus that started moving without driver, by encountering a tiger that entered human habitation, in saving onlooker from a raging bull in jallikattu, etc. Government of India has built a national police memorial in Delhi which will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister on October 21.