National Police Memorial
27, Oct 2018
Prelims level : Current Affairs Mains level :
- PM to unveil National Police Memorial, 34,864 personnel have been killed in action Since 1947
- The memorial is in recognition of the sacrifice made by nearly 35,000 police personnel killed in action since Independence.
- A 30foot granite pillar, weighing around 238 tonnes, has been installed at Chanakyapuri in the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi to honour the policemen.
- The sculpture has been conceptualized by of the National Gallery of Modern Art.
- The stones to construct the pillar were sourced from Khammam in Telangana.
- Since 1947, as many as 34,864 police personnel have been martyred. Many of these brave lives were lost in the fight against terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Maoist affected regions of the Country. Further, a large number of police lives were lost in prevention of crime, combating mafia and criminal gangs, arrest of wanted criminals and narcotics smugglers, and dealing with various law and order duties.
- The memorial will also have a ‘Wall of Valour’, engraved with the names of police personnel, including those killed in the 1965 India-Pak war, the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks of 2008 and the 2001 Parliament attack.
- The Prime Minister will also unveil the country’s first National police museum.