PM to unveil National Police Memorial in New Delhi
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
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
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
The Prime Minister will also unveil the country’s first
national police museum.