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Homage to Indian Soldiers and World War I Martyrs in Ieper,11 November 2011

Ambassador Dr. Jaimini Bhagwati    laid a wreathe at the Indian Memorial at Ieper on 11 November 2011 to pay    homage to the Indian soldiers who died in the Flanders Fields during World    War I. Major General K. Majumdar, representative of the Integrated Headquarters    of the Ministry of Defence (Army), Brig Pankaj Arora, Defence Attache and Ms    Pooja Kapur, Counsellor, Embassy of India, Brussels, were present at the   short and solemn ceremony. Thereafter Ambassador Bhagwati attended the annual    commemoration ceremony of World War I organised by the Belgian Government at    Menin Gate Memorial to pay homage to soldiers who laid down their lives in    the First World War. The ceremony was attended by Princess Mathilde, consort    of the Crown Prince, Mr Yves Leterme, Prime Minister of Belgium, and a host    of Belgian dignitaries as well as Ambassadors. Ambassador Bhagwati,    accompanied by Major General K. Majumdar, placed a wreath at the Memorial. In    the evening the Rajhans Orchestra under the baton    of Mr. Hans Vermeersch presented the ‘Indian Army Flanders Fields Memorial    Concert’ at Knokke.

H.E.  Dr. J. Bhagwati, Ambassador of India with Major General K. Majumdar paying  homage to the soldiers who lost their lives


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