Mathma Gandhi Nirvan Din Sahid Divas
Martyr's Day is celebrated on January 30 in memory of Mahatma Gandhi who was shot three times by Nathuram Godse at Birla House on Friday, January 30, 1948.
On Friday, January 30, 1948, the day began like any other day, but by evening it became the saddest day in the history of not only the country but the world. Because the body of the saint of Sabarmati, who woke up at 3-30 in the morning on the last day, was pierced with gunshots at 5-15 in the evening. And Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, said goodbye to the world by saying 'Hey Ram'
On January 30, 1948, Nathuram Godse shot Gandhi three times in a row.
Every year January 30 is known as 'Martyr's Day' in memory of Mahatma Gandhi who sacrificed his life for the sake of the country.
At this time, a two-minute silence is observed across the country in memory of other martyrs, including Mahatma Gandhi. During this time people of all faiths, in particular, organize prayers.
Much has been written about Gandhiji's life and work, and will continue to be written. His ideas of truth and non-violence are just as relevant today. The impact of Gandhian ideas is evident in the non-violent social revolution in the United States led by Dr. Martin Luther King and in the struggle for independence of Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
Every year on this day, the President, the Vice-President, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Defense and the President of the three armies pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at his mausoleum at Rajghat. At the same time, the army personnel are laying down their arms in honor of Mahatma Gandhi.
January 30 is celebrated all over the country as 'Martyr's Day'. On this day, Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi. On Bapu's Nirvana Day, it is customary to observe a two-minute silence at 11:00 pm across the country in remembrance of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country during the entire freedom movement.
The life of Gandhi Bapu, who fought for eternal values like non-violence, brotherhood, truth for life, has inspired many people in the country and the world and made his life blessed. Many heads of state have succeeded in outlining their political and social programs through their principles. There is a large class in the world today who follow Gandhiji's life values. Against this, it is felt that Gandhian values are declining in our country. Gandhiji is becoming just a name for political leaders and parties. The name is reluctantly used as it is needed to get votes, but the general public seems to be slowly forgetting Gandhian values from policies and life. In this case, 'Martyr's Day' remains only a formality. Some do not even observe two minutes of silence. It is possible that some do not like Gandhiji's values. In a democracy, everyone has the right to have their say. But 'Martyr's Day' is an opportunity to remember the martyrs of the entire country. It is desirable to preserve the honor of this day.
Today, when India has become a market for imported goods from all over the world, we do not like Gandhi's indigenous thinking. Today's practice, which is based on lies, does not accept Gandhi's insistence on truth. Today's society, which gives importance to violence on a daily basis, does not understand Gandhi's principle of non-violence. We are fond of showing off. Gandhi's body wrapped in a pot does not look fashionable. All this seems natural but the time, atmosphere and conditions in which Gandhiji lived with these principles were more unfavorable than today. And that is why there is a need to spread even more Gandhian values today than ever before. Indeed, Einstein said for Gandhiji that "people would not believe that such a flesh-and-blood man really lived." In other words, people scannot even believe that they can live with such values. Today, in less than a century, we have proved that statement to be true.
Let us pay our respects to all the famous and anonymous martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and happiness of Maa Bhom.