British High Commission observes Remembrance Sunday
DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent
Hyderabad: The British deputy high commission here and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach)-Hyderabad observed Remembrance Day at the World War I Memorial in Chaderghat on Sunday.
Gareth Wynn Owen, British deputy high commissioner to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, P. Anuradha Reddy of Intach-Hyderabad and others laid marigold and poppy wreaths and observed two minutes of silence to remember the fallen heroes.
Anuradha Reddy explained the significance of the Chaderghat memorial, meant to remember the sacrifices of Indian sailors and soldiers in the war that lasted between 1914 and 1919.
Owen said, "Like in the previous years, this Remembrance Sunday, we honour the fallen heroes and their selfless service and sacrifice which has shaped the freedoms we enjoy today. Lest we forget."
Indian troops made up the largest of the contingents among the Commonwealth nations. Over a million Indian heroes played a pivotal role during the First World War. During the Second World War, the Indian armed forces fought on three continents, becoming the largest volunteer army of 2.5 million by 1945.