New Delhi, Jan. 10 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday issued a directive that from now on every year on January 30th, two minutes of silence will be observed at 11 am throughout the country in the memory of those who were martyred in India’s freedom struggle.
According to the standing instructions by the MHA, silence should be observed at work and all movement must be stopped throughout the country during the two minutes.
The silence period will be indicated by the sounds of ‘sirens or Army guns’ from 10: 59 am to 11:00 am and after two minutes the sirens will sound again from 11:02 am till 11:03 am.
Stating that in the past the general public did not adhere to the ‘solemnity of the occasion’ and went about their business, the MHA has asserted that state governments and union territories need to ensure that ‘Martyrs Day’ is observed with due solemnity and better public participation. (ANI)