Shaheed Diwas  ( Martyrs' Day)  March 23

In India, there are six days declared as Martyrs' Day. They are named in honour of those who are recognised as martyrs for the nation.

The President, the Vice President, the Prime Minister, and the Defense Minister get together at the Rajghat to the Samadhi of the Mahatma Gandhi to pay honour by putting a garland of flowers to the statue.

"The word Martyr is generally associated with those who have died defending their religious faith. Soldiers are 'killed in action' defending their motherland or in line of duty.

“Let us salute all those who bore all the torture and pain but never gave up because their Nation always came first”.

“Happy Martyr Day to you.” Sending warm wishes on Martyr Day as a gentle reminder to remember all the departed souls who have given their lives for the freedom of our country.

"Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom."  -Mahatma Gandhi

"The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins."  -Soren Kierkegaard

"A martyr can never cooperate with death, go to death in a way that they're not trying to escape." -Stanley Hauerwas

“The people who have really made history are the martyrs.”  -Aleister Crowley