Hyderabad: Remembering the sacrifice of hundreds of police personnel who died in the line of duty, Police Commemoration Day was observed across the State on Thursday.
The day is observed on October 21 every year across the country. In the last one year, 377 policemen across the country lost their lives on the line of duty.
Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, who participated in the programme at Goshamahal Stadium, said the police play an important role in maintaining internal security in the country and safeguarding citizens. Across Telangana, 62 policemen and 10 home guards passed away due to Covid-19. The State government was taking all efforts to rehabilitate the families of these Covid warriors.
“Our government stands with their families in these times of distress. The Police department and State government will take care of the families,” Mahmood Ali said.
Telangana DGP M Mahender Reddy said the Telangana police were improving their emergency response management capabilities and providing services without any discretion to all classes of society. He said command and control centres would be extended to police stations on the line of the district command and control system.
“Police are adopting a citizen friendly concept and extending their services,” he said, adding that the State police were using technology to ensure safety of the citizens and detect offences. Across the State, around 15 lakh surveillance cameras would be installed, out of which 8.25 lakh cameras were already installed.
Later, Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, along with the Home Minister and DGP paid tributes at the martyr’s memorial.
Blood donation camp, other events organised
The Rachakonda Police observed Police Commemoration Day at the CAR Headquarters in Amberpet on Thursday.
Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat said 18 policemen from Rachakonda had lost their lives in line of duty. The police organised a blood donation camp, an essay writing competition, photography and short film competitions on the day, with Bhagwat saying the police would extend all help to families of policemen who passed away while performing their duty.
In the Cyberabad Commissionerate, Police Commissioner M Stephen Raveendra attended a programme organized at the Commissionerate at Gachibowli. Speaking on the occasion, he said police personnel were always at the forefront of ensuring security to citizens.
The Hyderabad City Police organised a blood donation camp at the City Armed Reserve Headquarters at Petlaburj on the occasion. Around 250 policemen participated and donated the blood at the camp. City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar inaugurated the camp. Additional Commissioner (law and order) DS Chauhan and Additional Commissioner (Crimes) Shikha Goel were present.
CRPF observes Police Commemoration Day
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) also observed Police Commemoration Day at its Southern Sector Headquarters at Jubilee Hills.
Inspector General of Police Mahesh Chandra Laddha participated in the programme and remembered the sacrifices made by CRPF personnel. Other officials including DIG Khaja Sajjanuddin, Commandants T Vishwanath and Rahmukuth also attended.
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