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Vijay Diwas-50 years celebration

Vijay Diwas-50 years celebration India will celebrate 50 Years of the Indo-Pak War, also called Swarnim Vijay Varsh on 16th December 2020. The inaugural event of the celebration will be held at the National War Memorial (NWM) in New Delhi which will be attended by the Prime Minister. The National War Memorial is a tribute to the soldiers who laid down their lives defending the nation, post-independence it also commemorates t

Sri Nankana Sahib Massacre

Sri Nankana Sahib Massacre Nankana Sahib is the birthplace of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev. The centenary of the Sri Nankana Sahib Massacre (Saka Nankana Sahib) is being marked in an event in Nankana Sahib on February 21, 2021. It was also the site of the first big agitation by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to take back control of gurdwaras from priests (mahants) backed by the British. Sikh leaders made attempts to bring mahant to the negotiation table but

Commemorative Dandi March to mark 75 years of Independence

Commemorative Dandi March to mark 75 years of Independence The Prime Minister flagged off a commemorative 2021 Dandi March to launch the celebrations of the 75th year of Independence – ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. About the Dandi March: It was a 24-day march from March 12 to April 5, 1930. It was a tax resistance campaign against the British salt monopoly. The march was based on Gandhi’s principle of non-violence or Satyagraha. Why did Gandhiji c

Mangarh Massacre

Mangarh Massacre On November 17, 1913, a horrible disaster that killed more than 1,500 Bhil tribal people, took place in Mangarh (Banswada, Rajasthan). The Adivasi Jallianwala is another name for the Mangrah hilltop, which is located near the boundary between Gujarat and Rajasthan. What caused the massacre in Mangarh? The Bhils, a tribal people, experienced severe hardships at the hands of the British and princely state tyrants. The Bhils living in Rajasthan and Gujarat

Bhima-Koregaon Battle

Bhima-Koregaon Battle Recently, the Battle of Koregaon Bhima celebrated its 205th anniversary. What was the Battle of Bhima Koregaon? On January 1, 1818, 800 British East India Company soldiers and 800 Maratha warriors fought in the Battle of Koregaon in the village of Koregaon, Maharashtra. The Peshwa army were effectively repelled by the East India Company soldiers, who also stopped them from entering Pune. Baji Rao II withdrew his troops from Koregaon and abandoned his pla

73rd Samvidhan Diwas (Constitution Day)

It commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly of India on November 26, 1949. The Constitution came into effect on January 26, 1950.

Veer Baal Diwas

Veer Baal Diwas is commemmorated to honour the martyrdom of Baba Fateh Singh and Zorawar Singh, sons of 10th Guru Govind Singh Ji on 26th December every year. On this day Mughal forces under Aurangzeb's order killed Sahibzada Zorawar Singh, who was just 6 years old, and Fateh Singh, who was only 9.

The Kharsawan massacre of 1948

The Kharsawan massacre occurred on January 1, 1948 in the town of Kharsawan, which is now part of Jharkhand. The massacre was similar to the Jallianwala Bagh incident in 1919. The massacre occurred during a protest against the merger of Kharsawan with Odisha. Police opened fire on a crowd of Adivasis, killing hundreds or possibly thousands.

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