Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat paid homage to martyrs at the National Police Memorial in the national capital on Monday. Addressing the media persons on the occasion, Rawat said that this national memorial reminds one of the sacrifice and dedication of the police and paramilitary personnel martyred in the line of duty. He said that the national police memorial is an inspiring monument.
Rawat recalled that the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) was formed in Uttarakhand after the major disaster experienced in the state during 2013. The SDRF conducts rescue and relief work in case of natural disasters and accidents. At present four companies of the SDRF are functional in the state. He further informed that City Patrol Unit (CPU) had also been formed in four districts of the state with an aim of putting a check of crimes in the city. The tasks of the CPU include preventing and acting against crimes like chain snatching, eve teasing, auto thefts and preventing accidents. Rawat said that from 2000 to 2019, a total of 182 police personnel died in the line of duty. The men and women in uniform work to maintain peace and order in the nation, providing relief and facilitating rescue during disaster scenarios and are present when they are needed by the citizens. Rawat wrote in the visitors book, “Got a chance to pay tribute at the National Police Memorial. The martyrdom of our jawans gave the inspiration for building the memorial. Got the opportunity to salute their martyrdom with the building of the memorial in the national capital.”
Cabinet minister Madan Kaushik, MPs Ajay Bhatt, Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah, MLAs Deshraj Karnwal, Ritu Khanduri, Harbans Kapoor, Ganesh Joshi, Surendra Singh Jeena, Munna Singh Chauhan, director general (Law and Order) Ashok Kumar, DIG Sanjay Gunjyal and other officers were also present on the occasion.
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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