A Lesson from Nation Father Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on Martyrs Day

Source: Mint

Jan 30, 2024

January 30 is the day we remember the passing of Mahatma Gandhi, who is known as the father of our nation. He was tragically killed on this day in 1948 by Nathuram Vinayak Godse, not long after our country became independent from British rule—just five months and 15 days later.

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January 30 is the day we remember the passing of Mahatma Gandhi, who is known as the father of our nation. He was tragically killed on this day in 1948 by Nathuram Vinayak Godse, not long after our country became independent from British rule—just five months and 15 days later.

In 1983, he relocated to South Africa to handle a lawsuit for an Indian merchant. He ended up living there for 21 years. It was during his time in South Africa that he first used non-violent methods as part of a civil rights campaign.

In 1915, he came back to India and quickly began rallying farmers and city workers to stand up against unfair treatment. He started the Satyagraha and Ahimsa movements as a form of peaceful protest against British colonial rule.

On the evening of January 30, 1948, a man named Nathuram Godse, who was a Hindu nationalist, shot three bullets into his chest while he was on his way to a prayer meeting at Birla Bhavan in Delhi with his grandnieces. It’s recorded that he died immediately.

Mahatma Gandhi, who is recognized worldwide for his commitment to peace and non-violence, was born on October 2. This day is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence in his honor. In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly decided to dedicate this day to Gandhi’s ideals.