Kingsbury Temple’s pipe band join remembrance procession in Whitehall
PUBLISHED: 18:11 23 November 2018 | UPDATED: 18:11 23 November 2018
A pipe band based in Kingsbury Temple joined the procession in Whitehall on November 11 to remember those who have died in global conflicts.
Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band, based at the Shree Swaminarayan Mandir in Kingsbury Road, was one of only six civilian bands commemorating war heroes at the event to mark the centenary of the Armistice.
More than 1.3million Indian servicemen fought, and more than 70,000 died across Europe, the Middle East and East Africa during the First World War.
A wreath from Acharya Swamishree Maharaj was laid by trustee of Kingsbury Temple, Dr Mahesh Varsani. He said: “It is a matter of great pride that our band is able to honour all of the Armed Forces, and the very significant Indian contribution to the Great War.
“We all have a duty as citizens of the free world, as human beings, to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”