Tripura Police have announced that they would observe Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (national unification day) on October 31.
The director general of police, Amitava Ranjan, will preside over a special parade at 3pm that day in the Manoranjan Debbarma Smriti Stadium at AD Nagar, Agartala. Chief minister Dr Manik Saha will attend the occasion as chief guest.According to the programme schedule, the chief minister will address the gathering at 3.25 pm upon conclusion of the parade which will mark the end of the programme.
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is being organised to commemorate the unification of 565 former princely states with the newly independent Indian Union at the initiative of freedom movement stalwart and India’s first home minister Sardar Ballav Bhai Patel after the British had quit India.
The Indian Army celebrated ‘Shaurya Diwas’ in Srinagar to commemorate the landing of forces in Kashmir 76 years ago, which ensured the first civil-military victory of Independent India.
The event included a re-enactment of the historic event, honoring the brave soldiers and people of Jammu and Kashmir. The general officer commanding of the army’s Srinagar-based 15 Corps emphasized the significance of the occasion, highlighting the army’s courage in foiling the enemy’s designs and protecting Kashmir from Pakistan’s occupation.
A similar function was also held in Baramulla district.
Brinda Karat, a senior leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), criticized RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat for his statement that Hinduism is the religion that respects all sects and faiths in India. Karat accused the RSS of attacking the values and principles of India’s mixed culture and inciting hatred towards people of other religions. Bhagwat had made the statement during a school program in Nagpur, where he also mentioned that Hindus have protected every religion in India.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) honored its fallen heroes and their families during a ceremony at the National Police Memorial in New Delhi. The event, organized by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Central Police Organisations, included officers sharing their stories of valor with school children.
The CRPF also showcased activities highlighting their commitment to national security. The event concluded with senior CRPF officers paying homage and a retreat ceremony filled with patriotic fervor.
The CRPF has received the highest number of gallantry awards this year, totaling 2,502.