Martyrs’ Day was observed at the Mahatma Gandhi statue at Tavistock Square in the London Borough of Camden. Several prominent members of the Indian community were present. The programme began with laying of wreaths by dignitaries including High Commissioner Mr Navtej Singh Sarna and Mayor of Camden, Councillor Larraine Revah .
This was followed by remarks made by High Commissioner, the Mayor of Camden and other dignitaries. The programme concluded with the rendering of favourite Bhajan of Mahatma by students of Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan. A two-minute silence was also observed. Later, High Commissioner accompanied by other officers of Mission also paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi statue at Parliament Square.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary. “Salutations to beloved Bapu on his Punya Tithi,” he said in a tweet. The prime minister also remembered the martyrs who laid down their lives for the nation and urged people to pay respect to them.
“Remembering the valour of all martyrs who gave their lives for the nation. Their sacrifices remain etched in our memory,” Modi said. “Let us as a nation stand together in silence for two minutes at 11 a.m. today as a mark of respect towards our brave martyrs,” he added.