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Martyrs’ Day 2022 Date, History, Significance, Importance, Celebration, Activities, and More


Martyrs’ Day 2022 Date, History, Significance, Importance, Celebration, Activities: Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead on 30 January 1948 at the age of 78 by Nathuram Godse. His death anniversary on 30 January is also celebrated as Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwas.

Martyrs’ Day 2022 Date

The day of Martyrs’ Day is a very sad but important event in our country’s history. On January 30th, the day is observed in India as Martyrs’ Day or Shaheed Diwas to remember the father of the nation on his Assassination Day.


The death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30 is celebrated as Martyrs’ Day. On this day in 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead by Nathuram Godse at the age of 78. This incident shook the whole world. Godse was later arrested and sentenced to death. He alleged that Gandhi was responsible for the partition of the country. Gandhi was assassinated when he was getting up from the evening prayer meeting at Birla House in Delhi. Godse killed Gandhi by shooting him thrice in the chest. On this day the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Defense Minister of India visit the tomb of Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat. All the dignitaries pay tribute to Gandhiji and his contributions to the freedom struggle are remembered.

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Significance, and Importance

Martyrs Day is remembered to pay tribute to the great freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country. Martyrs Day in India is celebrated every year on 30th January and 23rd March to commemorate India’s freedom, pride, and to pay tribute to the victims who fought for welfare and progress. Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwas is celebrated every year by the nations to pay respect to the soldiers who defended the sovereignty of the nation.

Celebration Activities

On Martyrs’ Day or the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Defense Minister, and service chiefs of India pay tribute to ‘Bapu’ at Delhi’s Raj Ghat. Armed forces salute Indian soldiers and observe a two-minute silence in memory of Mahatma Gandhi and the soldiers who selflessly sacrificed for the country during the freedom struggle.


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