Mahatma Gandhi’s 75th Death Anniversary: Remembering the Father of the Nation on Martyrs’ Day

Guwahati: India marks the death anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, as Martyrs’ Day or Shaheed Divas every year on January 30.

It also observed to pay homage to the freedom fighters who laid their lives for the country’s independence.

Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse. He had alleged that Mahatma Gandhi was responsible for the Partition of the country.

Born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on October 2, 1869, in Gujarat’s Porbandar, the Mahatma came back to India after receiving his higher education in England, to lead the freedom struggle against the British rule. He introduced “ahimsa” to India and took on the mighty British with the non-violent protests.

India, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi finally gained Independence on August 15, 1947.

On the 75th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage to the Father of the Nation and all the martyrs who gave their lives for the nation.

“I bow to Bapu on his Punya Tithi and recall his profound thoughts. I also pay homage to all those who have been martyred in the service of our nation. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten and will keep strengthening our resolve to work for a developed India,” Modi tweeted.

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