President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday launched 'CRPF veer pariwar mobile' application to help the families of martyrs. He also presented medals to families of 40 CRPF personnel who lost their lives in February 14 terror attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The app will show the financial benefit provided to the families of martyrs & app will also be used to provide other kind of help to martyrs' families.
This was President Kovind's first visit to the memorial located in Chanakyapuri area of New Delhi. The president was accorded a "national salute" and presented a guard of honour by a joint column of troops from all the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) such as the CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF and SSB.
CRPF Valour Day is celebrated to remember a gallant fightback mounted in 1965 by the CRPF personnel at the Sardar post in Gujarat's Rann of Kutch.
The National Police Memorial was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 21 last year. The 30-foot-tall structure was unveiled on the occasion of the police commemoration day.