Bhubaneswar: People today paid homage to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi with prayer meetings and floral tributes on his 64th death anniversary observed as Martyrs’ Day.
It was on Jan 30, 1948 that Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.
Martyrs’ Day is an annual observance to honour all those who gave up their lives in service of the Nation. The observance is celebrated on January 30 every year.
January 30 was chosen as the Martyr’s Day as it marks the 1948 martyrdom of The Father of the Indian Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. He was felled by an assassin’s bullet on his return from a prayer meeting.