Sydney’s Indian diaspora to pay tribute to fallen Uri soldiers

23 September 2016: Australian Indian community is organising a Shradhanjali programme to honour 18 “bravehearts” who lost their lives last weekend as terrorists attacked a major Indian Army base in Indian-administered Kashmir. The early morning attack on September 18 killed 17 soldiers while a gravely wounded died at a hospital in New Delhi the following day.

All four attackers were “neutralised” in the ensuing military operation lasting for hours, Indian media reported at the time.

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Dr Yadu Singh

Sunday’s Shradhanjali, which is tribute or homage in Hindi, was initially called by NSW Federation of Indian Associations president Dr Yadu Singh which quickly received support from many of his fellow Australian Indians.

According to an email received from the Sydney-based cardiologist, the programme will be held at The Dezire Function Centre in Black Town (please refer to flyer below for complete address of the venue) and welcomes the participation of all members of the Indian diaspora in Sydney – irrespective of the region they belong to (back in India), religion or association.

“We are united in the grief of India and families of Martyrs,” reads a flyer distributed by the Indian community leader whose Facebook post on the event has attracted considerable interest.

“Will be there. These are the brave heroes who keep watch while we sleep peacefully at night. They are the greatest assets of our nation,” said Loga Pillay commenting on Dr Singh’s post.


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