PM to unveil National Police Memorial in New Delhi

Highlights:

  • The National Police Memorial would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The memorial is in recognition of the sacrifice made by nearly 35,000 police personnel killed in action since Independence.
  • A 30-foot 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 conceptualised by Advaita Gadanayak of the National Gallery of Modern Art. The stones to construct the pillar were sourced Khammam in Telengana.
  • 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.
  • 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.