Idiom of the Day
conspicuous by one's absence
to have one's absence noticed
The teacher was conspicuous by her absence and everybody asked where she was.
A salute to the Legends
January 30 is marked as Martyrs Day to honour and pay homage to those martyrs who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom, welfare and progress of our beloved country.It was on January 30, 1948 when Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.And, since then every year the nation pays homage to the Mahatma and other martyrs on this day.The President, the Vice President (External website that opens in a new window), the Prime Minister (External website that opens in a new window), the Defence Minister, and the three service Chiefs gather at Rajghat and lay wreaths on the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, decorated with multicolour flowers.The interservices contingent reverses arms as a mark of respect to the martyrs.A religious prayer ceremony is held and Gandhiji favourite bhajans are sung.