Imphal: Martyrs’ Day, the death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was held today at Gandhi Memorial Hall, Imphal.
The function began with singing of National Anthem followed by wreath laying ceremony at Mahatma Gandhi’s statue by Hon’ble Governor La Ganesan who is the Chief Guest of the function and joined by Ministers and Officers from different departments. A two minute silence was also observed as a mark of respect to the departed soul.
It may be mentioned that, Martyrs’ Day is observed on the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who successfully led his country to freedom from the British Empire. It was observed today to commemorate the 75 th Death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated on the same day in 1948. Born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, is widely regarded as ‘Bapu’, or ‘Father of the Nation’ in India.
On this day, Indians from all around the world come together to celebrate the legacy of a great hero and acknowledge the futile destruction caused by violent extremism.