Rich tributes paid to policemen; their services recalled
District Collector Dr Yogitha Rana paid glowing tributes to the policemen who laid down their lives while discharging their duties.
Nizamabad: District Collector Dr Yogitha Rana paid glowing tributes to the policemen who laid down their lives while discharging their duties.
Participating in the Police Martyrs Commemoration Day celebrations at the Police Parade grounds in the town on Friday where she was the chief guest, Rana said that services rendered by the police personnel were invaluable and they made the supreme sacrifice with their lives trying to protect the law and order, preserve democracy and helping the people to live in peace and harmony.
The District Collector said that the policemen stay away from their families and face all kinds of hardships in maintaining the law and order and she said that it was in the fitness of things that their sacrifices should be recalled once in a year.
She said that she was extremely fortunate to participate in the Police Commemoration Day celebrations. Even some of the senior IPS officers had to pay a heavy price with their lives for tackling the Maoist menace in different parts of the country, she added.
In his speech, Commissioner of Police Kartikeya said that a total of 473 policemen lost their lives in the entire country while on duty protecting the motherland form anti-social elements.
Later, the District Collector and Police commissioner lighted a lamp at the martyrs memorial and paid tributes to them. An essay writing and painting competitions were also held for the children of policemen on the occasion.
Students of Navabharat Global School, Indian Public School and Borgum Government School participated in the events.
Kamareddy Superintendent of Police Shweta Reddy, Assistant Commissioner of Police Rammohan Hegde and DCPs of Kamareddy, Nizamabad and Armoor were present on the occasion.