Kochi: Hundreds of rifles, revolvers, and magazines that have been out of service in the Kerala Police have been given a three-dimensional (3D) memorial 'Shaurya' by the police officers with their creativity. It is the first rifle collage designed in the memory of retired police officers in the country. On July 27, this special memorial 'Shaurya' was released at the state police headquarters. This is the first memorial of its kind in the country which has been prepared by the policemen to pay respects to retired police officers and soldiers.
Unveiling the nine-meter long rifle collage, Kerala Police Chief Loknath Behera said, 'First we were going to destroy these bad weapons. But then the officers suggested to build a memorial from it. We followed that suggestion and today it is in front of everyone. We are proud of our capable officers'. This art of Kerala Police has been praised by the IPS Association as a '3D Salute to police officers'.
These weapons have been used in collage
1422 Arms out of service
Of 950 rifles
457 magazines have also been used
80 muscat pistols were also used
45 revolvers were also installed