Matryrs’ Day marks the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
Matryrs’ Day marks the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Father of the nation was assassinated on Jan 30, 1948 by Nathuram Godse. On the occasion of his 69th death anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid him tribute. Notably, Mahatma Gandhi is admired all across the world for his non- violent philosophy of passive resistance.
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Origin of Martyrs’ Day
Originally the martyrdom of the soldiers were remembered on Republic Day, 26th January, and this gave way to January 30th.
Every Year sirens are blown on 30 January at 11: 00 am. At that time, be it in industrial units or government offices people stop their work and observe silence of two minutes as remembrance of the martyred soldiers. The siren again blows at 11:02 am allowing people to resume their work.
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On this day, followers of Mahatma Gandhi worship him and quote- He is the greatest human being so far appeared on this earth. Bapu is the symbol of virtues and greatness.
Twitterattis are paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. Here are few tweets:
#MahatmaGandhi Like all other freedom fighter u are one among them, RIP
— Warrior Princess👸 (@MyloMegha) January 30, 2017
— Er Antima Malav (@MalavAntima) January 30, 2017
Few Facts about Mahatma Gandhi
- He was nominated for the Nobel Prize 5 times.
- The funeral procession of Mahatma Gandhi was 8 kilometres long.
- Mahatma Gandhi travelled 18 kilometres a day throughout his life which is enough to walk around world twice.
- He corresponded with a lot of people including Leo Tolstoy, Einstein and Hitler.
- He never held an official position in any political party in the final years of his life.
- He was thinking to dissolve congress a day before he died.
- He used to speak English with an Irish accent .
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Why is Gandhigiri important?
There are two types of power. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and second one obtained by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective.
An eye for an eye will only make the world blind
We must become the change we want to see in world