PM Modi to attend First World War centenary commemorative celebrations

New Delhi(ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday attend the ongoing centenary commemorative celebrations of the First World War in the national capital.

President Pranab Mukherjee had earlier inaugurated a Commemorative Exhibition on the theme “India and World War-I” on March 10. The centenary of the First World War is an important landmark in world history as this occasion reminds the world community of the immense loss of life and material that the world had to endure in pursuit of global peace and stability.

In this effort the Indian soldiers played an important role in the various theatres of the War. The Indian contribution of a volunteer army to the war effort was large in comparison to many other contributing nations. During the War, Indian soldiers were in active service on virtually every war front. They carved a niche for themselves by their outstanding loyalty, courage and selfless service and played a significant role in influencing the outcome of the War. The Allied Forces were also in a position to sign an armistice because of the support of the Indian soldiers.

Prime Minister Modi returned to New Delhi late Saturday night after wrapping up his five-day three-nation tour to Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka.