Amarinder pay homage to soldiers of WW 1

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 11, 2014 21:38 IST

The consulate general of Canada and the British deputy high commission in Chandigarh hosted a joint Rememberance Day ceremony on Tuesday to recall the sacrifice of the members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty during the world war 1.

Deputy Leader Lok Sabha Captain Amarinder Singh o, who was the guest of honour on the occasion paid homage to the contribution made by the soldiers of Indian army during the world war 1.

In his address, Amarinder, said, “Even today this is a largely untold story of how over a million Indian soldiers stepped forward and helped change the outcome of the war. It is a contribution that can neither be overlooked nor ignored”.

Amarinder’s book , Honour and Fidelity on the contribution of the Soldiers from the Indian Sub continent is due for release this weekend.

One of India’s known military historian and political figures Amarinder at the function recalled the story of the sub-continent’s effort during the Great War and said that out of the 1.3 million Indian soldiers, 74,000 died in battle and 67,000 were severely wounded, many later died as a result of these injuries. He also shared his experience of the recent battlefield tour he took to Flanders in Belgium to pay homage to the contribution of the Indian soldiers in the Great War.

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