30 JANUARY MAHATMA GANDHI (MARTYR’S DAY)
It was on 30 January 1948 that the ‘Father of our Nation’, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse at Birla House in New Delhi. Gandhiji played a prominent role in India’s freedom struggle, and to this day he remains a symbol of peace and non-violence the world over. The Non-cooperation Movement in 1920 and the famous Dandi March in 1930 led by Gandhiji were some of the significant agitations that led to India’s freedom from the British. Every year, 30th January is observed as Martyr’s Day in memory of Gandhiji, to pay tribute to him for his sacrifice that ultimately ushered in a free India.