Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Wednesday, congratulated Uttar Pradesh Police on Police Flag Day.
“We are proud of the UP Police which is a symbol of dedication, sensitivity and service,” the chief minister tweeted while praising the police force.
Uttar Pradesh Police celebrated Police Flag Day on Wednesday with Director General of Police Devendra Singh Chauhan pinning a flag on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and handing him the police symbol.
On the occasion, Principal Secretary (Home) Sanjay Prasad and ADG (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar were also present.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted and wished the police of the state on 'Police Flag Day'.
It may be mentioned that UP Police is the first state police force in the entire country which was awarded the police flag by the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on November 23, 1952 for its immense contribution. The occasion is celebrated as Police Flag Day every year on November 23.
After November 23, 1952, flag stickers are issued every year for the welfare of the cops. The flag was also presented to PAC on the same day.
On Police Flag Day police flags are hoisted at police headquarters and offices of all the other police wings. The emblem (sticker) of the police flag is pinned on the left pocket of the uniform by the police officers all over the state.