To mark the 30th anniversary of the Air India Disaster, a memorial service will be held at the Air India Memorial Garden in Ahakista
8am: Assemble at monument at Ahakista
8.10am: Families assemble around sundial
8.12am: One minute of silence.
8.13am: Silence broken with chantings by victims’ families.
8.17: Laying of a wreath in memory of all the 331 victims by the families
Laying of a wreath in memory of victims by Michael Murphy on behalf of Ahakista Memorial Association.
8.18am Readings: Fr Gerard Galvin, Can Paul Willoughby and Dr Shashi Sharma.
8.26am: Children’s choir from Ahakista National School
8.34: Public representatives laying wreaths – Indian Minister for External Affairs Minister V K Singh Indian Ambassador to Ireland Radhika Lal Lokesh, Canadian Minister for Justice Peter MacKay, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, Mayor of Cork Co Council Cllr Alan Coleman
8.40am: Public representative Speeches – Cllr Coleman. Minister Flanagan, Minister Singh, Minister McKay.
8.52am: Other speakers – Representatives of the victims’ families Padmini Turlapati, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Hari Shukla, Mary Ryan, acting divisional manager Cork County Council. Vote of Thanks: Narayana Turlapati
We ask you to hold the victims, their families, and friends in your thoughts and prayers.