India Remembers 2016
India Remembers was an India-wide initiative designed to raise awareness of the contribution and sacrifices made by India’s servicemen and women since 1914. The project encouraged diverse groups across India to discover, explore and remember the stories of India’s war dead. As a result of India Remembers, the marigold was adopted as India’s new symbol of remembrance. It is hoped it will become as recognisable within India as the red poppy is in the United Kingdom. India Remembers launched in India on 14 July 2016 – a date that marks one of the last cavalry charges of the Great War – made by the Indian Army during the Battle of the Somme.
The project was featured in the Times of India.
Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, paid tribute to India’s war dead during a moving ceremony at the India Gate national memorial on 11 April in Delhi as India Remembers took its first steps in the Indian capital.
Their Royal Highnesses laid a specially made marigold wreath at the memorial, which commemorates the sacrifice of more than 70,000 Indian’s who served and died during the First World War, inscribed with the words; “Never forgetting those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for India.”
Find information about the project on social media @IndiaWW1 and using #IndiaRemembers.