Special emphasis is taken in Velammal Vidyalaya, Mel Ayanambakam, Chennai-
95 to instill among the students the respect for sacrifices and gallant efforts made
by Indians for the pride and honour of nation. The day was observed by a Special
Assembly to mark the occasion of Martyrs Day by the students of Grade VIII
Section. In India Martyrs’ Day is observed on January 30 th , the death anniversary
of Mahatma Gandhi- The father of the Nation. The day is observed in the
memory of those who gave their lives in the struggle for India’s Freedom.
Martyrs’ Day is also a day to salute the martyrdom of soldiers who lost their lives
defending the sovereignty of the nation.
Assembly started by paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi followed by his
favourite prayer song “Raghupathy Raghava Raja Ram”. The inspirational
thoughts of Gandhiji reverberated in the assembly and throughout the campus.