Tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on His 74th Death Anniversary: History, Significance and More

by Priya Bharti

January 30 commemorates the martyrdom of Bapu , Mahatma Gandhi, Every year, India observes Bapu’s Martyrs’ Day or ‘Shaheed Diwas to mark the death anniversary of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi Ji was shot dead by Nathuram Godse at Gandhi Smriti in Birla house on January 30, 1948, after his routine multi-faith prayer. This year we are observing the 74th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

If Gandhiji’s good deeds, his struggles, and his sacrifices had to be counted, it might be less. Mahatma Gandhi Such a Mahatma who sacrificed his every breath for the nation. Mahatma Gandhi, who adopted non-violent ways to fight Britishers, inspired many nationalist and civil rights movements across the world and worked for national unity.

Mahatma Gandhi

On January 30, the day Mahatma Gandhi was martyred, we recall his monumental contribution towards the freedom of the country.

On this day, the President Of India, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Defence Minister gather at Rajghat in New Delhi to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

President of India and Prime Minister paying tributes to GandhiJi

President of India and Prime Minister paying tributes to Gandhiji

Following the central government’s directions, two minutes of silence should be observed at 11 am throughout the country remembering those who sacrificed their lives during India’s freedom struggle.

“The State/UT Governments are requested to ensure that the Martyrs’ Day is observed with due solemnity. They may issue instructions to all educational institutions and Public Sector Enterprises under their control for the observance of the Martyrs’ Day accordingly,” notes a letter from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

March 23 is also observed as ‘Shaheed Diwas’ in the memory of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar, who were hanged to death by Britishers.

Freedom Fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar

Freedom Fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar

Tributes to the brave freedom fighters who laid down their lives in the service of Maa Bharati.

Jai Hind!

Written By: Priya Bharti 

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