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BSF conducts first band display and retreat ceremony at National Police Memorial

MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju pays tributes to the Police Martyrs at the Memorial
February 2017


New Delhi. Marking the beginning of a series of ceremonies, the Border Security Force (BSF) conducted the first band display and retreat ceremony at the National Police Memorial in New Delhi February 11.

Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju was the Chief Guest on the occasion, along with other distinguished guests paid rich tributes to the police martyrs at the Memorial.

The BSF put up a mesmerizing band display and a perfectly orchestrated retreat ceremony in a befitting homage to the martyrs. The somber yet spectacular display was highly appreciated by the Minister and all guests present at the venue.

In a charged atmosphere, the memorial site came alive with the outstanding band display. The martial tunes played and different formations display by the Brass and pipe band teams of BSF was followed by crisp retreat ceremony by the Seema Praharees, who stand as the impregnable wall of India’s first line of defence on Pakistan and Bangladesh Border.

On February 1 this year, with the initiative of Special Secretary (IS), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Mahesh Kumar Singla, it was decided that every Saturday a band display as well as retreat ceremony will be conducted at National Police Memorial site. It is a monthly event for all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). BSF has the distinguished honour of initiating this solemn ceremony for times to come.

Mandated to serve motherland and to save the society from external and internal vices, Police forces of India have proven their mettle braving all odds. Every year, October 21 is observed as Police Commemoration Day. On this fateful day in 1959, 20 brave police men stood as rock against external aggression and gave supreme sacrifice on the altar of duty at the altitude of 16,000 feet at Hot springs Ladakh.

This legacy of selfless service to nation is carried on with great responsibility and selfless zeal by all police forces of India. A Memorial service is conducted every year at Hot springs Ladakh by representatives of all police forces. Since 2012 the same is being observed at a national level at National Police Memorial, New Delhi.

Retired and Serving Senior Police Officers, Officers and family members of CAPFs and security agencies, MHA and other Ministries were present during the ceremony.

The ceremony to be held on every Saturday is open to the public.




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