Police Commemoration Day in Kakinada on 21st Oct, 2019.
The Police Commemoration Day is being observed across the country. Home Minister Rajnath Singh paid homage to the police martyrs at Police Memorial Ground in New Delhi.
The day commemorates the sacrifices of ten policemen while defending the borders with China in 1959.
On 21st October 1959, Chinese Army personnel opened fire and threw grenades at the police party of 20 personnel.
Ten of them died, seven were taken prisoners by the Chinese and the remaining managed to escape.
The Annual Conference of Inspectors General of Police of States and Union Territories held in January 1960 decided that 21st October will be observed as Commemoration Day in all Police Lines throughout India to mark the memory of these gallant personnel.