Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi witnessed on Wednesday a ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Police Day, which coincided with the 13th anniversary of the January 25 Revolution at the Police Academy Conference Complex in New Cairo.
Upon his arrival, President Sisi was received by Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfiq.
The national anthem was then played and the guards of honor performed the military salute to President Sisi.
Before the martyr’s anthem was played, President Sisi laid a wreath at the Memorial of Police Martyrs.
As part of celebrations of the 72nd anniversary of Police Day, President Sisi will honor names of a number of police martyrs in appreciation of their great sacrifice for the sake of their homeland.
Sisi will also award medals of excellence to a number of police officers for their distinguished performance and dedication to work.
The celebration is attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfiq, Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayyeb, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese, Speaker of the House of Representatives Hanfi Gebali, Speaker of the Senate Abdel Wahab Abdel Raziq, in addition to a number of senior statesmen.
The ceremony started with recitation of verses of the Holy Quran by reciter Ezzat Gamal.
A documentary on the national role played by Egyptian police to protect Egypt’s sovereignty was then played.
The documentary stressed that police have, throughout history, always been a genuine part of this great society and have made many sacrifices for the sake of the nation.
It highlighted the battle in the Canal city of Ismailia on January 25, 1952, during which Egyptian policemen strongly defended their country.
Police Day is celebrated in Egypt on January 25 of each year.
During the Police Day celebration, a documentary film was displayed on the police role in restoring security and stability in Egypt after the 2011 incidents, especially the Brotherhood group’s plot to destroy Egypt and prison break by terrorist elements where over 23,000 dangerous prisoners were sent out of jails.
The film highlighted the state’s keenness on building a high-level security mechanism and providing up-to-date equipment for rehabilitating prisoners to protect society.
After the film, a singing show was displayed to highlight sacrifices of policemen.