The Central Reserve Police Force paid homage to the 40 jawans on Friday who were martyred in a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district last year.
On the first anniversary of Pulwama terror attack, the CRPF organised a low key wreath-laying ceremony at Lethpora camp in Pulwama.
CRPF’s Special Director General Zulfikhar Hasan and other top security officials also paid tribute to the fallen jawans at the camp in Lethpora. The memorial has been set up in 185 Battalion of CRPF.
The battalion is 2 kilometres away from the site where Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Adeel Ahmed Dar, driving an explosive-laden car, blew himself next to a convoy of security forces killing the 40 CRPF personnel.
The names of all the 40 personnel along with their pictures was a part of the memorial along with the motto of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) – ‘Seva and Nishtha’ (Service and Loyalty).
Meanwhile, to honour the bravehearts who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack, Umesh Gopinath Jadhav, a Bengaluru-based singer, has travelled to the houses of each of the 40 CRPF personnel to collect the soil and use in the construction of their memorial in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.