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Martyr’s Day

  • 31 Jan 2020
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Prime Minister of India paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd Death Anniversary at Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi.

  • Martyr’s Day is observed on 30th January every year in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and his contributions to the nation.
  • 23rd March is also observed as Martyr's Day to pay tribute to three revolutionaries of India namely Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar.

Mahatma Gandhi

  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, at Porbandar in Gujarat and died on January 30, 1948, at Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi.
  • He was assassinated by Nathuram Godse in the Birla House during his evening prayers.
  • He was a lawyer, politician, social activist, writer and became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India.
  • He is considered the Father of the Nation.
  • Gandhi and his ideologies played an important role in liberating India from the British.

Source: PIB

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