India observes Martyr’s Day to mark the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 74th death anniversary and said that it is a collective endeavour to popularise further the noble ideals of the father of the nation.

"Remembering Bapu on his Punya Tithi. It is our collective endeavour to popularise his noble ideals further. Today, on Martyrs' Day, paying homage to all the greats who courageously safeguarded our nation. Their service and bravery will always be remembered," tweeted Modi.

PM Modi paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary at Gandhi Smriti in Delhi on January 30. Earlier in the day, he has paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on the 74th death anniversary of the father of the nation.

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on Martyrs' Day and said that 'Bapu' instilled the spirit of Swadeshi, Swabhasha and Swaraj in the heart of every Indian.

Iconic actor Kamal Hassan, on his handle, wrote a thought-provoking note which translated to, "Today is the day Gandhi blended with the air as a great philosophy to protect humanity. Gandhians are evolving all over the world. They continue to fight for freedom, for justice, for equality, for nature. We too will become Gandhi, without looking for Gandhi in others."

Actor Sanjay Dutt remembered the sacrifice of martyrs in his tweet and wrote, "The sacrifice of the martyrs is the foundation of our nation. Let's honour and salute them for giving us our today. #MartyrsDay2022 #Rememberingtheheroes."

India observes Martyrs' Day every year on January 30 to mark the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and to honour his contribution towards the freedom of the country.

On January 30, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse at Gandhi Smriti in Birla house.

According to the central government's directions, two minutes of silence is observed in all states and Union Territories on January 30.


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