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Ambassador Shri Sibi George paid floral tributes at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Tokyo

Japan, Ministry of External Affairs

January 30, 2023

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, On 30th January 2023, H.E. Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan and Madam Joice Sibi paid floral tributes at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Tokyo.  Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948 at age 78.  On January 30, India observes Martyrs' Day or Shaheed Diwas pay tribute to all the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the country. The day is also marked as the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The significance of Shaheed Diwas lies in the fact that Mahatma Gandhi, who is known as the 'Father of the Nation', led major movements against British rule through a non-violent approach. His death anniversary is observed as Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs' Day, and his philosophy was based on the principles of non-violence, the fight for truth (satyagraha), and political and individual freedom (Swaraj).