DIBRUGARH, Oct 23 - An Assamese CRPF jawan Udheshwar Das, who had laid down his life defending the country in Jammu and Kashmir while serving in the 118 battalion of the CRPF unit in the year 1994, was remembered on Monday on the occasion of the Police Commemoration Day by the 171 Battalion CRPF.
Das was recruited in the CRPF in 1969. He served the country from different locations till 1994. He got martyred on July 4, 1994 in an anti-terrorist encounter. The 171 Battalion of the CRPF from here visited the native village of martyred Udheshwar Das in Baruahula near Panitola PS yesterday and organised a memorial service at the nearby Higher Secondary School, Panitola where martyr Udheshwar Das had studied.
VS Sharma, DIG (Ops) CRPF, Dibrugarh Range, attended the programme at the school as the chief guest. He paid tributes by lighting a traditional lamp at the portrait of the martyr. He also felicitated Layanti Das, wife of the martyr. The family including the children of the martyr was also honoured at the function.
The DIG, in his speech, enlightened the students about the glorious history and gallant action of CRPF and sacrifices of CRPF martyr Udheshwar Das. The chief guest informed students that it should be a matter of honour and pride for the students to be studying in the same school, where CRPF Udheshwar Das had studied. He exhorted them to join the force to serve the country.
As part of the Police Commemoration Day, DIG VS Sharma also paid tributes to other martyrs of Hot Springs (Ladakh) in a programme at 171 BN CRPF Police Reserve line here. The DIG, motivated all officers and jawans by recalling the glorious history, gallant action by CRPF troopers at Hot Spring on October 21, 1959, in which 10 personnel of CRPF fought bravely against the Chinese troops despite being outnumbered and sacrificed their precious lives for the nation.