Chennai 2012: All Faith Memorial Service by National Maritime Foundation, Rotary Club and Ethiraj College

by OldSailor on December 16, 2012

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National Maritime Foundation (NMF) – Chennai Chapter, Rotary Club of Madras Central Aadithya and Ethiraj College for Women jointly conducted ‘All Faith Memorial Service’ for Martyrs of Uniformed Services of Independent India on December 15, 2012 at Chennai.

Here are some photographs to describe the event.

This Memorial Service was attended by representatives from all walks of life and faith: NCC cadets in uniform, college students, serving and retired members of the Armed Forces, Rotarians, elite of the city including diplomats from US, Australia.

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Guard of Honour to the Prince of Arcot, Mohammed Abdul Ali, the Chief Guest.

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During this Memorial Service, holy verses from Bhagavad Gita, Bible, Guru Granth Sahib, Koran and Zend Avesta were recited by the respective religious scholars to all martyrs of uniformed personnel including the Armed Forces, Para military forces, Police etc., who made supreme sacrifice of their lives for their countrymen.

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Thereafter distinguished members representing various organisations placed wreaths at the Altar.

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Collective homage by the whole audience was paid with Army buglers sounding the “Last Post” followed by two minutes’ silence observed in memory of the martyrs of uniformed services of Independent India.

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Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali emphasizes the need to shun violence and to live in a world of peace.

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The Band of Ethiraj College deserves appreciation.

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Finally, thanks to Commodore S.Shekhar (Retd), Regional Director, National Maritime Foundation (Chennai Chapter) for organising this event.

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