Raipur. Jitendra Shukla, an officer of the Indian Police Service in Chhattisgarh, attended the Wreath Ceremony held every year in Hot Spring, Ladakh as a group leader. The All India Police Party is organized every year at Hot Springs in the Union Territory of Ladakh, attended by select police officers from different states across the country. It is a matter of pride for Chhattisgarh Police that IPS Jitendra Shukla, posted as Commandant here, got the opportunity to participate in the Wreath Ceremony as a Group Leader. In the memory of the martyred soldiers at the Shaurya Memorial in Hot Spring, the All India Police Party saluted their sacrifice.
In the year 1959, in the hot spring of Ladakh, 10 Indian soldiers were martyred from the bullets of Chinese soldiers. Police Commemoration Day is also celebrated every year on 21 October in memory of the sacrifices made while protecting the country's border with China.
The hot spring is at an altitude of about 16,000 feet above sea level. It takes six days to get there.