Floral tributes were paid to the martyrs memorials and the services of the policemen who laid their lives for the sake of the country were remembered at the programmes held as part of Police Martyrs Day, that was observed across the districts, on Monday.
Deputy Commissioner V Anbu Kumar said it was the responsibility of each person to recall the sacrifices made by the police personnel and pay respect to those who sacrificed their lives for the country.
District and Sessions judge J S Somashekar who presided over the programme said the internal system has been strengthened by the police department. Everybody should take pride in honouring those martyrs and their family, he opined. He stressed that state-of-the-art technology should be provided to the policemen to minimise loss of lives.
Earlier, the dignitaries paid floral tributes to the memorial and three rounds of cannonade were fired to pay respects to the departed souls.
Deputy Commissioner A M Kunjappa lauded the service of policemen in protecting the country from the naxal’s menace and terrorism. Speaking after paying floral tributes as part of Police Martyrs Day here on Monday, he stressed that the police be provided with hi-tech equipment to control terrorism and anti-national elements disrupting peace and harmony. He also recalled the sacrifices made by several policemen who laid their lives for the security of the country.
Superintendent of Police P Rajendraprasad said that one person from the district, 19 from State and 576 from the country have sacrificed their lives for the country and the Martyrs Day is observed to pay perfect tribute for their bravery.
Rajendraprasad also distributed compensation cheques to the wives of Gopalaswamy and Mahadevappa who died while on duty, on the occasion. Additional SP Venkata Nayak was also present.
A similar programme was also held in Mandya and respects were paid to the martyrs of Police department.