GUWAHATI, Oct 23 - Keeping the tradition and ethos of the force high, Police Commemoration Day was celebrated on October 21 at the Frontier Headquarters of Border Security Force (BSF) located at Patgaon on the outskirts of the city.
Tributes were paid to all those BSF bravehearts who had sacrificed their lives on duty. Name of all those BSF martyrs who sacrificed their lives in 2015 were inscribed on the BSF War Memorial.
Since the Police Commemoration Day was coinciding with BSF Golden Jubilee Year, BSF Guwahati Frontier also invited the family members of the 49 BSF martyrs and felicitated them on the occasion.
R S Mooshahary, former Governor of Meghalaya and also a former DG BSF, was the chief guest at the function. It was presided over by P Raju, DIG (PSO) BSF Guwahati Frontier.
While speaking on the occasion, P Raju said that the event was being celebrated every year to pay homage to all police personnel who had sacrificed lives on duty.
Highlighting the role played by each BSF martyr, P Raju underscored that �no duty can be as sacred as duty performed for security of the nation, especially the duty performed by the BSF troops being sentinels of the border�.
While tracing the history of Police Commemoration Day, he said that on this date (October 21) in 1959, a CRPF patrol party was ambushed by the Chinese army in Ladakh where 10 bravehearts sacrificed their lives.
�Since then, this day is being celebrated as the Police Commemoration Day to pay tribute to police martyrs,� he added.
While addressing BSF officers, men and family members of the BSF martyrs, R S Mooshahary stressed upon the importance of organising such type of functions from time to time.
He said that the BSF is a conglomeration of all religions, castes and languages, representing every nook and corner of the country. Troops serve the nation as �Khashatriyas�, he added.
While paying homage to BSF martyrs and elaborating on philosophy of human body and soul, he said that human body is a perishable commodity, whereas human soul is immortal.