Remembrance Day observed at Digboi War Cemetery

Dimapur, Nov 11 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/11/2019 11:33:27 AM IST

A Remembrance Day Ceremony was organised at Digboi War Cemetery on November 10 to pay homage to the brave soldiers and martyrs from India and abroad, who laid down their lives during the Second World War. 

The event is organised every year on the second Sunday of November under the aegis of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). Traditionally, the event is co-jointly organised by troops of Indian army along with Indian Oil Corporation Limited and CWGC.
General Officer Commanding, Dinjan Military Station, who graced the ceremony as the chief guest, laid wreath and addressed the gathering. He also enumerated the various sacrifices made by the brave soldiers during the Second World War which also included a large number of Indian soldiers. 
Some of the fiercest battles of Second World War were fought during the Burmese campaign. During these battles, those who achieved Martyrdom were cremated at the Digboi Cemetery. 
The War Cemetery has 200 graves including 50 brave soldiers from India. The troops of Indian Army organised a guard of honour to commemorate the occasion. A pipe band played military tunes with élan, to pay homage to the martyrs. 
A large gathering of military officials, members of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and civil dignitaries from Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Oil India Limited, Coal India Limited, Assam Branch Indian Tea Association (ABITA) and locals witnessed the annual event and paid tributes to the martyrs.

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