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Sardar Patel Award for National Integration

PM Narendra Modi has announced the setting up of Sardar Patel Award for National Integration while addressing the conference of DGPs/IGPs in Gujarat’s Kevadia.

Sardar Patel Award for National Integration

The award would be given for outstanding efforts to further national integration. The countries first Home Minister Sardar Patel had devoted his life to unifying India. The award for national integration in his name would be a tribute to him and will inspire more people to work towards furthering the cause of India’s unity and national integration.

DGPs/IGPs Conference at Kevadia

A three day All India DGPs/IGPs Conference was held at Kevadia. On the occasion, PM Modi also released a commemorative stamp on the National Police Memorial and Presented Police medals for distinguished services to IB officers.

National Police Memorial

National Police Memorial located in New Delhi’s Chanakyapuri area commemorates the police personnel from all of the central and state police forces in India who have died in the line of duty since the nation’s Independence in 1947.

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PM inaugurates National Police Memorial in New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and dedicated National Police Memorial (NPM) to nation in New Delhi on the occasion of National Police Commemoration Day (Observed on October 21). The memorial has been created to recognise supreme sacrifices made by police personnel since independence.

National Police Memorial (NPM)

The memorial has been built on 6.12-acre land in central Delhi’s Chanakyapuri area. It built a few years ago, has now been refurbished and central structure has been enhanced by replacing old rock structure.  This memorial represents all State/UT Police Forces and Central Police Organisations of the country.

The central sculpture of NPM is 30-feet monolith made of single piece of granite procured from Khammam district of Telangana and weighs 238 tonnes. Its design was conceptualised by Advaita Gadanayak of  National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA).

Its weight and colour symbolise gravitas and solemnity of the supreme sacrifice of police forces. The sculpture has 60 foot long river at its base which reflects the continuous self-service of the policeman and woman, to maintain peace and public order. Moreover, the Wall of Valour engraved on it has names of all 34,844 martyrs engraved on granite.

The memorial also has country’s first national police museum which captures history, artefacts, uniform and gear of central and state police forces. The museum is underground facility in the premises of the national police memorial. The museum project was steered by Intelligence Bureau (IB) in coordination with central armed police forces (CAPFs) that function under Union Home Ministry.

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