Added on : 2021-01-20 13:46:24
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued instructions to States and Union Territories for the observance of silence on the Martyrs' Day. Union Home Ministry said that on January 30, every year, two minutes' silence is observed at 11 AM throughout the country, in the memory of those who sacrificed their lives during the struggle for India's freedom. Sirens should be sounded from 10.59 hours till 11.00 hours and after two minutes, all clear sirens should again be sounded from 11.02 hours till 11.03 hours. This procedure may be adopted where sirens exist.