Armistice Day observed in Puducherry

The 93rd anniversary of the end of First World War (1914-1918) was observed in Puducherry on friday.

Updated: Nov 11, 2011, 11:12 AM IST

Puducherry: The 93rd anniversary of the end
of First World War (1914-1918) was observed in Puducherry
on friday.

It was on this day in November 1918 armistice agreement
was inked between the allies and Germany for cessation of
hostilities.

District Collector of Puducherry S B Deepak Kumar, French
Consul General in Puducherry Pierre Fournier, the President of
the Regional Council of Poitou Charentes in France Ms Segolene
Royal were among those who paid homage at the statue of the
unknown soldier.

The members of the police band of Puducherry presented
national songs of India and France on the occasion.

Office bearers of various associations of retired French
military and civil services residing in Puducherry placed
wreaths at the statue.

Two minutes silence was observed by all those present at
the venue in memory of those who had laid down their lives in
the First World War.

Officials of various institutions and also from the French
Embassy New Delhi were also present.

PTI