India Remembers World War II was a digital commemoration event to mark the contribution of the Indian Army to WW2. As well as hearing from speakers, guests in the UK and India were invited to write a message for India Remembers marigold wreaths.
Host Sqdn Ldr [Ret’d] Rana Chhina, writer, military historian and a veteran of the Indian Air Force, was joined by inspiring speakers exploring the Indian story of WW2 from the battle of Kohima to the ‘Naga Queen’. Speakers included Pratap Chhetri, Catriona Child, Adil Chhina, Bhanu Gahlot, Peter Johnston, Mingma Lhamu Pakhrin, Rob Lyman and Sir Mark Tully. You can find out more about all of our speakers here.
All guests were invited to write a message for India Remembers marigold wreaths. The messages will be attached to the wreaths when they are laid in the UK and India. The Last Post was played in honour of all those who lost their lives.
Watch the India Remembers WWII event highlights film below
India Remembers is a partnership between Big Ideas and the Centre for Military History and Conflict Research (CMHCR) at the United Service Institution of India (USI of India). India Remembers WWII is supported by the British High Commission in India.