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Martyr’s day 2019: Remembering the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi

Martyr’s day 2019: Remembering the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation died on the same date that is January 30 back in 1948. India marks this day of January 30 as Martyr’s Day. The leader of the Non-Violence freedom movement.

Assuming leader of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Mahatma Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for various social causes and for achieving Swaraj or self-rule. He was assassinated on January 30, 1948 at the age of 78.

Nathuram Godse, a Hindu fanatic was found guilty of murdering him and was executed the following year. Earlier this week, when. PM Narendra Modi was delivering his ‘Mann Ki Baat’, he urged everyone to pay a 2-minutes tribute to the father of the nation.

Mahatma Gandhi is known for his conscious choice of making non-voilence as his political tool to fought for India’s freedom against the British Colonialists. He never used violence, he believed that violence only resulted in a ‘temporary’ good.

“A hundred years ago Gandhi became the first person of colour to practice law in Johannesburg. He made ways for others”, Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela once said.

The salt satyagraha March, popularly known as ‘Dandi March’ was the landmark event in the freedom struggle. Where 80 Satyagrahis led by Gandhi marched 241 miles from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to the coastal village of Dandi and made salt from the sea. Thus, breaking the Salt Law imposed by the British.

Keeping these incidents in mind, let’s remember Mahatma Gandhi and work harder for our country’s betterment.

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