Officials pay homage at War memorial

| Photo Credit: T.SingaravelouFrench delegates, people of French origin and officials from the Puducherry administration paid homage at the French government-maintained War Memorial on the Goubert Avenue on Friday on the French National Day. Gautam greeting French expats on the occasion of the French National Day on Friday. Consul General of France in Puducherry Phillipe Janvier Kamiyama, Puducherry District Collector Satyendra Singh Dursawat and Director General of Police S.K. On the French National Day, Consul General of France in Puducherry Phillipe Janvier Kamiyama, Puducherry District Collector Satyendra Singh Dursawat and Director General of Police S.K. Puducherry, a former French colony, which has a sizeable number of French nationals is one of the few places in the country that celebrates the French National Day in a grandiose manner .

Consul General of France in Puducherry Phillipe Janvier Kamiyama, Puducherry District Collector Satyendra Singh Dursawat and Director General of Police S.K. Gautam greeting French expats on the occasion of the French National Day on Friday. | Photo Credit: T.Singaravelou



French delegates, people of French origin and officials from the Puducherry administration paid homage at the French government-maintained War Memorial on the Goubert Avenue on Friday on the French National Day.

On the French National Day, Consul General of France in Puducherry Phillipe Janvier Kamiyama, Puducherry District Collector Satyendra Singh Dursawat and Director General of Police S.K. Gautam paid tribute to war heroes at the Monument aux Morts (French War Memorial)

National anthems of India and France were played and nearly 17 associations, including representatives of the French lower house from Puducherry and retired French Defence personnel placed wreaths.

The day commemorates the storming of the Bastille Prison on July 14, 1789 that triggered the outbreak of the French revolution with the inspiring slogans of “liberty, equality and fraternity’.

Puducherry, a former French colony, which has a sizeable number of French nationals is one of the few places in the country that celebrates the French National Day in a grandiose manner .

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