Srinagar, October 21:  Police commemoration day was observed in all districts of the valley today.

Parades were conducted and tributes were paid to the martyrs of departed souls who sacrificed their precious lives for upholding,  safeguarding integrity and sovereignty of the nation. The families of the martyrs and police officers were present on the occasion.

The commemoration day was observed in Anantnag, Pulwama,  Shopian, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Kupwara, Sopore, Awantipora, Handwara, Bandipora Budgam, Srinagar, Kargil and Leh. At these places the commemoration day was celebrated at their respective district police lines.

Every year on October 21, rich tributes are paid to the policemen who sacrifice their lives while discharging their duties. The day is observed as the Police Commemoration Day, in their remembrance.