Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Police Memorial on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day on Sunday. PM Modi along with other leaders paid homage to the policemen who sacrificed their lives for the nation. Addressing the gathering at the function, PM Modi said, "It is the day to remember every jawan who maintains law and peace in Jammu and Kashmir and fights against terrorism. Jawans on duty in Naxal-affected areas are doing a great service. It's also due to them that number of Naxal affected districts are going down and youth is coming to mainstream." The day is observed to pay homage to the 10 policemen who were killed in an ambush by Chinese troops in 1959 in Ladakh's Hot Spring area. Leaders across the nation participated in Police Commemoration Day and paid homage to slain policemen.