Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph, London “Lest we Forget”

The Hindu Council UK we’re proud that Acharya Krishankant Attri MBE, (Hindu Chaplain to the British Armed Forces), was the Hindu representative for the Hindu Community in the UK at the Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph, London this year.

The National Service of Remembrance (Cenotaph Service) is organised annually by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), with The Royal British Legion coordinating the poignant March Past. There was a two-minute silence to acknowledge the fallen soldiers of World War One and World War Two who have died in combat since 1945.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles laid a wreath at the Cenotaph on his mother’s behalf. It was the first time, as Head of State, that Her Majesty The Queen observed the ceremony from a nearby balcony, where she was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh. Also in attendance at the service were Members of the UK Governments, Opposition Party leaders, former Prime Ministers, the Mayor of London and other Government Ministers, Representatives of the Armed Forces, Fishing Fleets and Merchant Air and Navy, as well as Faith Community Leaders and High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries.

Remembrance Day is part of modern British life, culture and heritage. It has become a particular feature of the public calendar each year and is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom and ensures that no-one is forgotten as the nation unites to honour all who have suffered or died in war.


Sanjay Jagatia
Director Secretary General
Hindu Council UK