Martyrs Day:- We hope you already know the meaning of ‘Martyrs’ day’ if you don’t, let us tell you, “a day, which is observed by nation to salutes the ‘martyrdom’ of soldiers, who lost their lives in defending the sovereignty of the nation ‘.
Martyrs Day – History
We are blessed with many soldiers and fighters who fought for sovereignty of our nation. That’s why we have more than one Martyr day and we think this is something new you come to know. India has total 7 days as martyr’s day.
But, before telling about different martyrs’ day, let us know what kind of gratitude is devoted by our leaders and army personnel.
The President, the Vice President, the Prime Minister, the Defence Minister, the CDS of India and the three Service Chiefs gather at the Samadhi at Raj Ghat memorial and lay wreaths decorated with multi-colour flowers. The armed forces personnel blow bugles sounding the Last Post. The inter-services contingent reverse arms as a mark of respect. Participants hold all-religion prayers and sing tributes. A two-minutes silence in memory of Indian martyrs is observed throughout the country at 11am.
Different dates of Martyrs Day
Here’s the different dates of Martyrs’ Day: –
✓ 30th January
Nathuram Godse assassinated Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1948, since then this date is observed as Martyr’s Day.
✓ 23rd March
The death anniversary of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru in 1931 in Lahore (Pakistan) is observed as Martyr’s Day.
✓ 19th May
The Bengali Language Movement of Barak Valley in the state of Assam was a protest against the decision of the Government of Assam to make Assamese the only official language. The main incident, in which 15 people were killed by police took place on 19th may 1961 at Silchar Railway Station. Since then 19th was declared as Language Martyrs Day (Bhasha Shahid Diwas).
✓ 21st October
On this date in 1959, a Central Reserve Police Force patrol at the Indo-Tibetan border in Ladakh was ambushed by Chinese forces, as a part on the ongoing Sino-Indian border dispute. This day is designated as Police Martyr’s Day (Police commemoration Day) which is observed by Police Department nationwide.
✓ 17th November
Lala Lajpat Rai (1865-1928), popularly known as “Lion of Punjab”, a leader in the Indian fight for freedom from British, his death anniversary is observed as Martyr’s Day in Odisha.
✓ 19th November
This is birth date of “Rani Lakshmibai”, queen of the Maratha-ruled princely state of Jhansi, is observed as Martyr’s Day in the region and honours those who gave their lives in the Rebellion of 1857, of which she was a leading figure.
✓ 24th November
The ninth Sikh “Guru Tegh Bahadur” who was executed by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, his death anniversary is observed as Martyr’s Day.
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