Why are Martyrs' Day celebrations held eight times a year in India? Know the importance of dates
Shameel Day On March 23, people all around the nation will commemorate the sacrifices made by Indian freedom fighters who were hung by the British government before to independence, including Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru.
Although March 23 is observed as Martyrs' Day in India, January 30, the day Mahatma Gandhi was killed, is the day that is really celebrated as Shaheed Diwas on a national level. A number of sacrifices made by Indian independence warriors are commemorated on eight days each year.
Dates, history, and importance of Shaheed Diwas in 2023
Shaheed Diwas is a federal holiday commemorating Mahatma Gandhi's death on January 30. To honour Mahatma Gandhi, the President, Prime Minister, and Chief of Army Staff placed wreaths at the Raj Ghat monument.
In Bihar, February 15 is celebrated as Martyrs' Day in honour of the 34 protesters who were slain by police at Taranpur in 1932.
To commemorate the day Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev were hung by the British government during their campaign for independence, March 23 is observed as Shaheed Diwas.
West Bengal observes May 19 as Language Martyrs' Day to honour the 11 victims of the Bengali Language Movement.
To commemorate the day the CRPF patrol at the Indo-Tibetan Border was attacked by Chinese troops during the border war, October 21 is honoured nationwide as Police Martyrs' Day.
To commemorate the passing of Lala Lajpat Rai, the "Lion of Punjab" and a pivotal figure in the battle for independence, November 17 is marked as Shaheed Diwas.
Rani Laxmibai, the queen of Jhansi, was born on November 19, and because she oversaw a whole army during the early years of the invasion against the British, it is honoured as Martyrs' Day.
The ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur, who was killed by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, passed away on November 24.