Railway Protection Force (RPF), a dedicated security force entrusted with the responsibility of safeguarding Indian Railways and its passengers, will hold a day long function in honor of the memory of Martyrs on 28 Oct, 2023 at National Police Memorial (NPM), Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. In the morning, families of Martyrs will visit the National Police Memorial along with the families of Force personnel and school children, who will offer floral tribute to the Martyrs. They will also visit the Museum at NPM. In the evening, the Director General, RPF, Shri Manoj Yadava will honor and felicitate the families of the Martyrs. It will be followed by a band display to honour the martyrs. After the retreat ceremony, a short film will be screened depicting the heroics of police personnel including RPF in serving the nation and its citizens.
Through this function, RPF personnel will pay tribute to more than one thousand officers and soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty in the past which includes 13 RPF personnel who sacrificed their lives at the altar of duty last year. It is worthwhile to note that 36,250 police personnel in the past and 188 police personnel in the last year sacrificed their lives at the altar of duty which includes the martyrs of RPF.
In recent years, the RPF has undertaken missions to save lives, assist those in need, and combat human trafficking and drug smuggling. The force has transformed itself from being solely responsible for the security of railway property to becoming a dedicated protector of railway passengers. In acknowledgment of the RPF's dedication, RPF personnel have received 3 President's Gallantry Medals, 19 Police Gallantry Medals, 93 President's Police Medals, 927 Police Medals, and 20 Jeevan Raksha Medals.