Indian Soldiers to be commemorated at proposed war memorial

Members of the Australian Indian community recently proposed the addition of a new monument to the Sunnybank RSL. The monument would serve as a reminder and tribute to members of the Indian community who have served in our armed services from Gallipoli to today. 

“The addition of an Indian monument would be another Australian first to recognise a community that has previously received little recognition for their service to our country,” said Graham Perrett MP, Federal Member for Moreton.

 

Members of the Indian community march at the Sunnybank RSL during the ANZAC Day service every year. The RSL’s support of the Australia Indian community makes it a perfect location for an Indian memorial.

 

“The monument is very important because we feel the Indian community has never been properly recognised, it’s important for us to properly acknowledge the sacrifices members of our community have made.” said Mr Surendra Prasad OAM of the Australian Indian Heritage community.

 

“Over 160,000 Indians gave their lives over the First and Second World War with many more wounded. There were also significant numbers of Australians of Indian heritage who sacrificed so much for our country and they deserve recognition,” said Mr Perrett.

 

The project is currently in the planning stage with fundraising to commence later in the year.

 

FRIDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2015

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