New Delhi: Who does not know the Father of the Nation Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and his works? Everyone’s beloved Bapu i.e. Mahatma Gandhi passed away shortly after the country got independence. Gandhiji was shot by Nathuram Godse at Birla House on 30 January 1948 after the evening prayer.
Why is Martyr’s Day celebrated on 30 January?
Every year on this day i.e. 30 January, Martyr’s Day is celebrated all over India. Actually, the country celebrates the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi as Martyr’s Day (Shaheed Diwas 2023). Seeing the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi towards the country, ‘Bapu’ To pay respect to, Martyr’s Day is observed on 30 January every year.
Tribute is paid
On Martyr’s Day, many big politicians of India, including the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Defense Minister of India, all reach Gandhiji’s tomb at Rajghat in Delhi. Where they garland him remembering him. Along with this, the martyrs of the country’s armed forces are also saluted on this day.
Significantly, Mahatma Gandhi was an extraordinary personality of truth, non-violence, and simplicity. He was a strong advocate of maintaining India as a secular and non-violent nation. A two-minute silence is observed across the country in memory of Bapu and the contribution of the martyrs.
Some Teachings Of Mahatma Gandhi
- Spread goodwill and love
Peace, love, and kindness are spread throughout the world, making it a better place to live. This process begins inside each person. Teach your children early on to understand and embrace love rather than to shy away from it. This will instill positive attitudes in them and as they grow up they would go on to spread compassion and love.
- Simplicity is the key
You can be happy without material possessions. Gandhi ji was a person of great simplicity. He never led a luxurious life but was content and upbeat with whatever he had. The lesson here is to recognize that immaterial objects frequently carry more value than tangible ones. Parents should emphasize the fact to children that since human connections and relationships frequently result in our greatest happiness, they ought to be valued above all else. If you are unhappy, money and other goods are meaningless. His motto was “simple living, high thinking.”
- Choose the path of non-violence
Mahatma Gandhi’s most important message to us was to constantly follow the path of non-violence. He thought that any problem could be resolved without using violence to gain an advantage or raise your voice. Non-violence, kindness, and empathy can be used to win battles and even wars. He was reminded to maintain composure, honesty, and kindness amid challenging circumstances. You may instill in your children the value of non-violence and the idea that not every circumstance calls for a response.
- Always speak the truth
Bapu always believed in the power of truth. Sometimes kids lie, whether it’s a small white lie or a lie by omission because they think it will keep them out of trouble. Teach your children to always own up to their mistakes and tell the truth since doing so will ultimately save them. It is always better to rebuild relationships by being willing to speak the truth even if it hurts it always wins.