School pupils have submitted designs that will be used to create Scotland's first memorial to South Asian soldiers, set to be placed in Glasgow. 

Kids from schools such as Giffnock Primary School, Kirkhall Primary School, St Andrew's Primary School in Cumbernauld and Woodfarm High School have created the designs to assist charity Colourful Heritage with their plans. 

The charity received more than 80 designs from school pupils. 

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Working with Armed Forces representatives, community leaders and Glasgow politicians, the entries will be whittled down to find a winning design. 

It is hoped that the memorial will be placed in a prime location in Glasgow, such as George Square or the grounds of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. 

Colourful Heritage has said that the memorial will help to remember the 160,000 Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Gurkhas and South Asian people who lost their lives fighting in the first and second World Wars. 

Omar Shaikh, founder of Colourful Heritage, said: “We have received some amazing and creative ideas from schoolchildren, and we thank all those pupils and teachers who took part in the project.

“We’ll now be engaging an artist to finalise a detailed design as we progress to the next stage of this important work.

“The historic contribution of soldiers from the British Indian Army in both world wars deserves greater recognition.

“These are our forgotten soldiers. Thousands of young men from different faiths who travelled halfway around the world, with many making the ultimate sacrifice.

“Scotland has a diverse history, and we can do more to tell that story and give people a sense of belonging. 

“The permanent memorial in Glasgow will serve as a reminder for generations to come of the contribution of South Asian soldiers, and show children in Scotland from all faiths and backgrounds that they have a stake in our country’s history and values.”

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