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PM inaugurates National Police Memorial in New Delhi

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

About the National Police Memorial (NPM):

  • The memorial has been built on a 6.12-acre land in central Delhi's Chanakyapuri area.
  • It was built a few years ago and has now been refurbished and the central structure has been enhanced by replacing the 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 a 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 the country's first national police museum which captures history, artefacts, uniform and gear of central and state police forces.
  • The museum is an 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.

Question:

Q. Where has Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and dedicated National Police Memorial (NPM) to the nation on the occasion of National Police Commemoration Day (Observed on October 21)?
a. Mumbai
b. Lucknow
c. New Delhi
d. None of the above
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