KHAMMAM:Minister for roads and building Thummala Nageswara Rao said police are playing a key role in protecting people and maintaining law and order.
Police martyrs memorial day celebrations were organised on a grand scale in police parade grounds in Khammam on Wednesday. After paying floral tributes to martyrs the minister said many army jawans, border security forces and police personnel have scarified their lives for the country.
He said, “We are celebrating the police martyr’s day celebrations on 21 October every year for remembering as many as 10 CRPF jawans who fought with enemies and died in China border on 21 October in 1959.”
He called upon people to support police and help them in maintaining law and order. SP Shanavaz Khasim said that police is playing important role in controlling the law and order and crime. He added that police in the district are working with great responsibility and controlling crime. The SP added that due to police effort Maoists activities have been reduced in the district.
Khasim further said that about 438 police personnel had died in duties across the country this year. He appealed police personnel to work hard as a tribute to the martyr’s. Later district collector DS Lokesh Kumar, ZP Chairperson G Kavitha also paid tributes to the martyrs at stupam.
Later minister distributed prizes to the winners in essay writing and painting competitions conducted by the police in view of police celebrations.