Shaheed Diwas: Shaheed Diwas is a day that is commemorated in the memory of those who made supreme sacrifice for the country on various occasions or situations. It is observed annually in India on 30th January.
Shaheed Diwas is also widely popular as Martyr’s Day. This day is completely different from the rest of the days that are celebrated in the entire country. Other days that are observed share joy and happiness.
But Shaheed Diwas or Martyr’s day brings a sense of pride, honor, respect, gratefulness, and sorrow for the families of the Martyr’s.
This day tells us the story of our brave soldiers, policemen, and ancestors who led down their lives for safeguarding the country. However, many people had made supreme sacrifices irrespective of their age, caste, and religion.
It is true that whenever our motherland is in danger or any other threat, our brave soldiers do not care about their life, or about their safety. They also even do not care about their age.
Some of the brave hearts that this country had given birth to are Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Raj Guru, Chandrashekhar Azad, Captain Manoj Pandey, Captain Vikram Batra, Major Somnath Sharma, Major Shaitan Singh, and many more.
Reason to choose 30th January:
Commemorating the sacrifices made for this country is the most important thing. And moreover one of the major reasons to observe Shaheed Diwas.
But on 30th January one more painful incident took place. On the same day, Father of our Nation Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead in 1948 by Nathuram Godse.
To remember his contribution to the struggle of Indian Independence Shaheed Diwas is on 30th January.
Many wars had been fought between India-Pakistan. And India-China there had been thousands of casualties, and many were injured badly from the Indian side alone. All these lives lost in the war cannot be returned back to their loved ones. But we can pay respect for their supreme sacrifice.
Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869. He was born in Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British India. Mahatma Gandhi is also a respected and notable figure in Africa as well. He led a non-violent resistance in a campaign for civil rights.
Mahatma Gandhi was a pioneering face in the struggle for Indian Independence in the 20th Century. He was a leading figure in Quit India Moment, Non- co-operation Moment, Civil Disobedience Moment, Salt Satyagraha, and other notable moments.
Mahatma Gandhi is widely popular for his Non-Violence. He gave up the policy of extremism towards the British. He was married to Kasturba Gandhi. Harilal, Manilal, Ramdas, and Devdas were his off-springs.
Events on Shaheed Diwas:
On Martyr’s Day the President, the Vice President, the Prime Minister, the Defence Minister. Along the three Service Chiefs will gather at Samadhi at Raj Ghat Memorial. All of these high-level personals lay wreaths, which are using various flowers.
Other soldiers present at the memorial also pay tributes to these Sons of the nation. People also pay tribute by keeping 2 minutes of silence in the memory of these Martyrs.
Other days on which Martyrs are remembered:
The other days on which these brave hearts are remembered are 23rd March, 19th May, 21st October, 17th November, and 19th November.
On this day Death Anniversary of Bhagat Singh, SukhdevThapar, and ShivaramRajguru.
On this day 15 people were killed by the state police, they were protesting against the decision of the government. To make Assamese the only official language of the state.
This is commemorated ad the Police Martyres Day. On this day CRPF Patrol at the Indo-Tibetan border in Ladakh was ambushed by the Chinese forces.
On this day death Anniversary of LalaLajpatRai is observed. He is widely known as the Lion of Punjab. He was an Indian Freedom Fighter.
On this day the braveheart lady Rani Lakshmibai was born. This day is to mark and pay tribute to all those who sacrifice their lives in the First War of Indian Independence in 1857. It is also popular as the Sepoy Mutiny or the Rebellion of 1857.
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We as the responsible citizens of this county we must not forget these sacrifices. We cannot fulfill their places in the life of their loved ones. But we can pay respect and always have gratitude towards our Bravehearts.
This country had produced many Bravehearts, it will keep producing till this world ends. Our brave sons don’t have a second thought when it comes to their Motherland.
If they get a chance to choose between their life or respect and pride of this country. They will choose the later one without any doubt.
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