Martyrs' Day 2019: India pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 71st death anniversary

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Mahatma Gandhi (Representational image)
Mahatma Gandhi (Representational image)

New Delhi : 30th January marks the death anniversary of our 'Father of Nation' Mahatma Gandhi. The day is also marked as Martyrs' Day in the history of India. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Modi today paid homage to the ‘Father of the Nation’, Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 71st death anniversary.

President Ram Nath Kovind, in a tweet, wrote, “On Martyrs’ Day, we gratefully remember Mahatma Gandhi and the countless freedom fighters who sacrificed their all for our Independence #PresidentKovind”. 

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi, the Prime Minister Modi will be inaugurating the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial in Dandi today. He is on his second visit to Gujarat.

“Tomorrow, on Bapu’s Punya Tithi, I will be in Dandi, the place from where Bapu challenged the might of colonialism. In Dandi, the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial will be dedicated to the nation. This is a tribute to Satyagrahis led by Gandhi Ji, who worked for India’s freedom,” the PM tweeted.

A 40-metre tall monument with statues of the Mahatma along with 80 of his satyagrahis who led the ‘salt satygraha’ from Ahmedabad to Dandi will be built on the memorial site.

Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948. Our great leader was at the age of 78, when he was killed. Nathuram Godse, a Hindu fanatic, was found guilty of murdering him and was executed the following year.