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Help Colours of Glory Foundation organise Military Heritage Week 2017
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    Rishi Ramachandran
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    Colours of Glory Foundation

    from Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Colours of Glory Foundation ( is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting public awareness of India’s military heritage. Through its activities the Foundation aspires to celebrate our military history and bridge a massive gap that exists in the country’s collective consciousness about the glorious legacy of our armed forces and their sacrifices.  

Colours of Glory was founded by Capt D P Ramachandran, a veteran of the 1971 War and a military history enthusiast in July 2016, and has, besides him as the Managing Trustee, a retired senior officer each from the 3 branches of the armed forces, a Brigadier, a Commodore and an Air Marshal, and the reputed chronicler of Madras, Mr. S Muthiah, as other Trustees.  The Foundation envisages achieving its objective by conducting numerous events and campaigns all over the country showcasing the military history of India in attractive packages that would inspire the public at large and the younger generation in particular. 

The flagship event for the Foundation is the Military Heritage Week planned for August 2017

The hosting of Military Heritage Week entails an expenditure of approximately Rs. 10,00,000.00 which is far larger than that needed for individual one-day events that the Foundation normally hosts. The Foundation is not in a position to meet more than 10% of this outlay from its resources. Therefore a resource has to be found for raising at least Rs. 900,000.00. Hence this proposal for crowd funding. 

Please see the events planned, what they would feature and the expenditure estimated given below.

Since its inception the Foundation has hosted five events in Chennai, all of them popular and successful, starting with the most recent, were:
  • Battle re-enactment and heritage walk in April 2017 to celebrate the Battle of Adyar that took place 270 years ago and is considered a landmark event in Indian military history for having conceptualized the creation of sepoy armies which eventually led to the formation of the modern Indian Army. Organised in association with the Directorate of National Cadet Corps (NCC), and enacted by cadets of the NCC on the coastal stretch where the battle actually took place, the event was attended by nearly a 100-strong crowd generating immense public interest in India’s military history.
  • Two events were hosted in collaboration with Alliance Française of Madras and attended by very large audiences of both young and old - 
    • A presentation by a former Air Attache at Paris on ‘How Europe remembers Indian Soldiers of the World Wars’ in early February 2017 and
    • The screening of the movie, ‘Farewell My Indian Soldier’ (a docu-fiction on Indian Soldiers in France & Flanders during World War I by the Paris-based Indian film maker Vijay Singh) followed by a conversational session between the producer and renowned Indian movie maker Mani Ratnam in late February 2017.
  • A military history exhibition and painting contest for children (with the theme ‘My image of the Indian Armed Forces’) in October 2016 which was attended by hundreds of school children and their parents,
  • A well-attended public function when the Foundation’s website was launched by the General Officer Commanding, Dakshin Bharat Area in August 2016.

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