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Rijiju pays tribute to martyrs at national police memorial


Press Trust of India New Delhi
Union minister Kiren Rijiju Monday paid tribute to the police martyrs at a special function organised by the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) here at the national police memorial.
In the programme 'An Ode to Martyrs', organised by the ITBP, women commando contingent, ski contingent, regular contingent and para troopers saluted the memorial through a march past while a women band presented a special display, a home ministry release said.
The programme concluded with the tune 'Abide with me'.
The ITBP guards the Sino-Indian border along the Himalayan frontiers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had dedicated to the nation a refurbished national police memorial here on October 21.
The memorial consists of a 30-feet-tall and 238-tonne heavy black granite central sculpture honouring the slain troopers, a museum and a wall of valour bearing the names of over 34,800 martyred personnel.

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First Published: Oct 29 2018 | 5:35 PM IST

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