Instructions of the Central Government for January 30, all states and union territories should keep silent for two minutes
Martyr's Day is on 30 January. The central government has issued instructions for the public and the government to show seriousness on Martyr's Day. It is said that everyone has to keep silent for two minutes. The siren will sound from 10.59 am to 11 am to alert for silence.
Martyr's Day on January 30, the whole country is immersed in mourning. Regarding Martyr's Day on 30 January, the Central Government has issued instructions to all the states and union territories. In a letter sent by the Union Home Ministry to the Chief Secretaries of the States and Union Territories, a two-minute silence has been asked to be observed on January 30 at 11 a.m. in memory of the martyrs of the country's freedom struggle. It has also been said that it should be strictly followed. As per the guidelines given in the letter from the Ministry of Home Affairs, two minutes of silence will be observed across the country on January 30 at 11 am. There should be no work or movement of any kind during this time. It has also been said that wherever possible two minutes of silence shall be preceded and followed by a signal from a siren or army gun. The siren will sound from 10.59 am to 11 am. At the same time, the siren will be played again at 11.02 minutes.
According to the agency, as per the instructions of the Ministry of Home Affairs, on hearing the signal, all the people will have to stand in their place and observe silence. Where the signal system is not available, suitable instructions for two minutes of silence may be issued.
The Home Ministry's letter states that earlier it has been observed that during the two-minute silence in some offices, common people are normally engaged in their work. It is not right to do so on this occasion. All States and Union Territories should ensure that the solemnity of Martyr's Day is observed.
The Home Ministry also asked the State Governments to ensure that all Educational Institutions and Public Sector Enterprises organize programs related to discussions, and debates on the theme of the freedom struggle on the occasion of Martyrs' Day. This can be done in hybrid mode. During this, instructions have also been given to follow the guidelines of Covid-19.