Dehradun (DIPR)-Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat participated in Police Smriti Parade at Police Line, Dehradun on Sunday. Chief Minister paid tribute to the martyrs of police and para-military forces by laying wreath at the Martyr’s Memorial. On this occasion, the Chief Minister also honoured the families of the martyrs of Uttarakhand police and para-military forces.
Chief Minister said that in the last one year, 414 jawans from the states and para-military forces in the country laid their lives while protecting the country. He also expressed his sympathy to the families of these brave martyrs. Among these martyrs, two policemen of Uttarakhand who sacrificed their lives on duty, included constable Ramesh Lal and Subhash Chandra. Chief Minister said that Uttarakhand is a strategically sensitive state. There are many challenges before the state police. Police have an important role in strengthening peace and law and order in the state. Security forces need to be strong for the security of any country and society. Chief Minister said that there are many challenges before the Uttarakhand police. He hoped that the Uttarakhand police will be able to face these challenges in a planned manner. Apart from the upcoming Mahakumbh and Kawad, the police will play an important role in fairs and religious programmes.
On the occasion, Finance Minister Prakash Pant, Education Minister Arvind Pandey, Minister of State for Higher Education Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, MP Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Mala Rajlakshmi Shah, MLA Harbans Kapoor, Vinod Chamoli, Khajan Dass, Ganesh Joshi, Umesh Sharma ‘Kau’, Munna Singh Chauhan, Deshraj Karanwal, Manoj Rawat, Anglo Indian legislator George Ivan Gregory Mann, Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, Director General of Police Anil Kumar Raturi, Additional Chief Secretary Om Prakash, Radha Raturi and Principal Secretary, Home Anand Bardhan also paid floral tributes to the martyrs at the Martyr’s Memorial.