On 13 April 1919, the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre was the darkest day in the British history of India. Hundreds of men, women and children peacefully protesting at the Jallianwala Bagh (Garden) in Amritsar against the draconian measures introduced by the government of the day were gunned down by the British Indian Army.
Throughout the world Indian communities are commemorating the centenary with various activities and prayer not only to remember and honour those killed on that fateful day but also to pray for a better world devoid of such atrocities.
In Wellington several Indian community based organisations have come together along with support from the Indian High Commission to hold an interfaith ceremony for peace and remembrance on 12 April at the St Peters Church on Willis Street. The ceremony will be held from 5.30 to 6.30 pm with a small reception thereafter. Entry is free and it is open to everyone. Please do invite friends, family and colleagues to attend this important event where we get an opportunity to honour all those who gave up their lives so that those coming after them could have a better life.
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