Floral tributes were paid at the Raj Ghat in New Delhi on Monday on the death anniversary of ‘Father of the Nation’ - Mahatma Gandhi.
President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena along with many other leaders attended the Sarva Dharma Prarthana Sabha at Raj Ghat.
In memory of Mahatma Gandhi's sacrifice and to honour his legacy, the Indian government declared January 30 as Martyrs' Day. Also known as Shaheed Diwas, the day is observed to commemorate the death of Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated on this day in 1948.
PM Modi took to twitter and said that the sacrifices of the martyrs will keep strengthening the country's resolve to strive for a developed India.
"I bow to Bapu on his Punya Tithi and recall his profound thoughts. I also pay homage to all those who have been martyred in the service of our nation. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten and will keep strengthening our resolve to work for a developed India," PM Modi tweeted.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also paid tributes to Gandhi and said that he inspired the country to make it Atmanirbhar. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh bowed down to Mahatma Gandhi in tribute and said that the path shown by him for world peace is relevant even today.
BJP national president JP Nadda, in his tribute said that the Mahatma paved the way for peace and welfare of humanity through truth and non-violence.
Meanwhile, as part of Martyrs' Day celebrations, floral wreaths were also laid to Mahatma Gandhi at the Janata Bhawan in Guwahati today. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Environment and Forest Department, Assam along with other dignitaries laid floral tributes. The armed forces personnel blow bugles sounding the Last Post and a two minute silence in memory of the Indian Martyrs.