Martyrs’ Day 2024:
Martyrs’ Day, also known as Shaheed Diwas, is observed on 30th January each year to pay homage to the brave souls who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and welfare of the nation.
- One of the most significant events associated with this day is the Punyatithi (death anniversary) of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation.
- “Death is at any time blessed, but it is twice blessed for a warrior who dies for his cause, that is, truth” – Mahatma Gandhi
- Also, Martyrs’ Day is also commemorated on 23rd March to remember the sacrifice of three extraordinary revolutionaries of India – Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar.