Martyrs’ Day 2022: Important Facts About Shaheed Diwas That You Should Know
Martyrs’ Day is observed to honour those freedom fighters who have sacrificed their lives in the service of their country. On seven different days throughout the year, Martyrs’ Day is observed, that is, January 30, March 23, May 19, October 21, November 17, November 19, and November 24. On January 30, Martyr’s Day is commemorated to honour Mahatma Gandhi.
Martyrs’ Day, also known as Shaheed Diwas, is observed on two dates in India. On March 23rd, the British hanged three brave independence warriors, Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar. Mahatma Gandhi’s death, January 30, is also known as Martyrs’ Day or Shaheed Diwas. Here are some important facts about Shaheed Diwas that everyone should know.
- Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs’ Day, is observed every year on January 30 in India. On January 30, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was shot and assassinated by Nathuram Godse during his evening prayers at the Birla House. As a result, the country remembers Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary as Martyrs’ Day on January 30th.
- On this day, the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Defence Minister, and three Service Chiefs (Army, Air Force, and Navy) offer flower wreaths at his Samadhi at Raj Ghat in Delhi. At 11 a.m., a two-minute silence is observed across the country in commemoration of Indian martyrs.
- Mahatma Gandhi, popularly known as the Father of the Nation, was an anti-colonial patriot who led a successful movement for India’s independence from British rule via nonviolent resistance. He sparked worldwide campaigns for civil rights and freedom, as well as strengthening the nation’s cohesiveness.
- Nathuram Godse killed Gandhi on January 30, 1948. India commemorates his contribution to the country’s independence on January 30.
- On January 30, all states and UTs observe two minutes of silence, as directed by the central government.
- Gandhi remained away from politics after India’s independence in 1947 and instead focused on promoting unity, peace, and brotherhood among the people.