Focus: GS I: History
Why in News?
Prime Minister of India paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 75th Death Anniversary at Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi.
- Martyr’s Day is observed on 30th January every year in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and his contributions to the nation.
About Mahatma Gandhi
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, at Porbandar in Gujarat and died on January 30, 1948, at Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi.
- He was assassinated by Nathuram Godse in the Birla House during his evening prayers.
Mahatma Gandhi’s Death Anniversary
- Introduction: Mahatma Gandhi, also known as the “Father of the Nation,” was a political and spiritual leader in India who played a key role in India’s struggle for independence from British rule. He was assassinated on January 30, 1948.
- Observation: Every year on January 30th, the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is observed in India and around the world to commemorate his life and legacy.
- Significance: Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary is a day to reflect on his teachings and principles, including non-violent resistance and civil disobedience, which inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
- Commemoration: On this day, tributes and prayers are held at Gandhi’s memorial in Delhi, and various other memorials and events are organized by the government, non-profit organizations, and individuals to pay homage to his life and achievements.
- Conclusion: Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary serves as a reminder of his unwavering commitment to truth, justice, and peace and his lasting impact on India and the world.