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On This Day 6 April 2024 Saturday

On This Day, Sam Vikram: 2081 Purnimanta Mass: Chaitra Paksha: Tithi: Krishna Paksha Trayodashi   – Apr 06 10:19 AM – Apr 07 06:54 AM, let us have a quick look of the events and anniversaries of India and the world

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Virram Samvat: 2081
Shaka Samvat: 1945

Purnimanta: Chaitra
Tithi: Krishna Paksha Trayodashi   – Apr 06 10:19 AM – Apr 07 06:54 AM

On This Day

Festivals Today: Pradosh Vrat
Festials Tomorrow: Maas Shivaraatri, Vishv Svaasthy Divas, Rang Teras, Madhu Krshn Trayodashee
Day Today: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (A/RES/67/296)
Day Tomorrow: World Health Day (WHA/A.2/Res.35)
International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (A/RES/58/234)


Subha – Apr 05 09:55 AM – Apr 06 06:14 AM
Sukla – Apr 06 06:14 AM – Apr 07 02:19 AM


Taitila – Apr 05 11:56 PM – Apr 06 10:19 AM
Garija – Apr 06 10:19 AM – Apr 06 08:38 PM
Vanija – Apr 06 08:38 PM – Apr 07 06:54 AM”

Sunrise: 6:08
Sunset: 18:37

Moonrise: 4:30
Moonset: 16:07

pooja, pooja thali, auspicious ocassionAuspicious Time

Abhijit Muhurat – 11:58 AM – 12:48 PM
Amrit Kaal – 09:10 AM – 10:37 AM, 05:40 AM – 07:05 AM
Brahma Muhurat – 04:31 AM – 05:19 AM

Inauspicious Time

Rahu – 9:16 AM – 10:49 AM
Yamaganda – 1:56 PM – 3:30 PM
Gulika – 6:08 AM – 7:42 AM
Dur Muhurat – 07:48 AM – 08:38 AM
Varjyam – 09:20 PM – 10:45 PM

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Freedom Fighters sacrificed- At Least: 4

Major Historical Events

Chhattisgarh Maoist Attack – 2010:

  • Date and Location: April 6, 2010, Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, India.
  • Event: A large group of Maoist militants carried out a pre-dawn ambush on CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel.
  • Outcome: The attack resulted in the death of 76 CRPF jawans, marking one of the deadliest insurgent attacks in Indian history.
  • Significance: The attack underscored the significant threat posed by Maoist insurgents in the central region of India and led to a re-evaluation of counter-insurgency strategies.

Sikkim Invasion – 1973:

  • Date and Location: April 6, 1973, Sikkim.
  • Event: Indian military troops moved into Sikkim, occupying key locations including police stations.
  • Context: This action was taken after an official request from the Chogyal (the then-ruler of Sikkim) and amidst growing political instability and public disorder characterized by anti-government demonstrations.
  • Outcome: India’s military presence helped stabilize the situation, leading to the eventual annexation of Sikkim as the 22nd state of India in 1975.
  • Significance: The event marked a significant moment in the political evolution of Sikkim, shaping its future as part of the Indian Union.

History in Brief On This Day, 6 April

First Modern Olympics – 1896: The first Olympics of the modern era, after a hiatus of 1500 years, took place in Athens, Greece, on April 6, 1896.

Mihir Sen – Historic Swim – 1966: Mihir Sen swam the Palk Strait between Sri Lanka and India on April 6, 1966, marking a significant achievement in long-distance swimming.

USA Joins World War I – 1917: The United States joined the Entente powers in World War I on April 6, 1917, contributing to the final 17 months of the conflict.

Bosnian War Begins – 1992: The Bosnian War, a devastating conflict in the Balkans, began on April 6, 1992.

Assam Bombings – 2009: On April 6, 2009, terrorist bombings in Assam, India, resulted in the deaths of 9 individuals and injuries to 63.

Anniversaries On This Day, 6 April

Sanjay Suri – Birthday – 1971: Celebrated personality Sanjay Suri was born on April 6, 1971.

Rohit Suchanti – Birthday – 1996: Actor Rohit Suchanti celebrates his birthday on April 6, 1996.

Dilip Vengsarkar – Birthday – 1956: Former Indian cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar was born on April 6, 1956, in Rajapur, Maharashtra.

Peter Maivia – Birthday – 1937: WWE wrestler Peter Maivia was born on April 6, 1937, in American Samoa.

Jerry Krause – Birthday – 1939: Sports administrator and coach Jerry Krause was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on April 6, 1939.

Sterling Sharpe – Birthday – 1965: Former American football player Sterling Sharpe was born on April 6, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Al Kaline – Death – 2020: Baseball legend Al Kaline passed away on April 6, 2020, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

On This Day: The Freedom Struggle Heroes

Lesser Known Freedom Fighters: Bravery Beyond Boundaries

Defiant Acts of Valor

Mangal Pande‘s name resounds as the harbinger of India’s first war of independence. Born in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, Pande’s resistance against the British on 29 March 1857, for the use of greased cartridges, marked the beginning of the Revolt of 1857. His martyrdom on 8 April 1857 etched his name as the first martyr in the chronicles of India’s fight for freedom.

The Kakori Martyrs

Ram Prasad Bismil, a valiant freedom fighter from Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, became a household name with the Kakori Train Dacoity of 1925. His leadership aimed to fund the armed resistance against British rule. On this day, Bismil’s supreme sacrifice on 19 December 1927 is remembered with reverence.

Rajendra Nath Lahiri‘s patriotic fervor saw him deeply involved in the Kakori incident. Born in Pabna, Bengal, his revolutionary activities led him to the gallows on 17 December 1927.

Roshan Singh ‘Thakur’, disillusioned with non-violent protests after the Chauri Chaura incident, adopted the revolutionary path and played a pivotal role in the Kakori Conspiracy. This day marks his sentencing to a death that was carried out on 19 December 1927.

The Sage of the Revolution

Sachindra Nath Sanyal, an ideologue born in Varanasi, was the architect behind the Anushilan Samiti and had a significant influence on the revolutionary landscape of India. His conviction in the Kakori Conspiracy Case led to his sentencing on this day in 1927, culminating in his death under internment on 1 February 1943.

The Hartal of 1919

On this day, we remember the martyrs of the 6 April 1919 hartal in Amritsar. Muhammad Sadiq, Gama, Nizam Din, Jairam Singh, Karm Baksh, Asdullah, Chiragh, Ghulam Rasul, Harnam Singh, Dina, Ganda Singh, and many others stood against the oppressive Rowlatt Act. Their stories vary, but their fate was intertwined by the hartal’s aftermath. While some were martyred in British gunfire, others faced the gallows or had their sentences commuted to lifelong exile.

Early Uprisings and the Fight for Independence

The 1857 Uprising saw fearless soldiers like Ajaib Khan, Ghulam Nabi, Hafiz Muhammad Bashir, and Baboojee Donsegeer leaving the British Indian Army, challenging the oppressive regime with valor, and becoming martyrs for the cause of freedom. Their execution dates, like Ajaib Khan and Ghulam Nabi who were hanged on 6 April 1858, serve as solemn reminders of their sacrifice.

The Quit India Movement’s Young Martyr

The Quit India movement of 1942 saw young hearts like Jayavati Sanghvi from Gujarat taking a stand against colonial rule. Her tragic death on 6 April 1943 exemplifies the youthful spirit that fought for India’s future.

Tribute to the Unsung

Finally, we pay homage to those whose names might not be widely known but whose sacrifices were just as profound. From the plains of Punjab to the Andaman Islands, rebels like Ramasur Singh, Soorajmann Dopadia, Suddee, Muddoo Khan, Lall Khan, and Budder Sing endured the harshness of penal transportation and died in captivity far from their homeland.

On this day, we not only remember the acts of these brave individuals but also reflect on the collective spirit of resistance that they embodied—a spirit that ultimately led to the birth of a nation.

Feature Image: The image powerfully captures the essence of the Day of Martyrdom and Sacrifice, central to the Indian freedom struggle. It features Sachindra Nath Sanyal in a dignified pose, symbolizing resilience and leadership. Around him, elements of resistance are vividly depicted: chains breaking apart signify the breaking of colonial shackles, while the faint outline of the Kakori train alludes to the daring Kakori train robbery, a pivotal act of defiance against British rule. The silhouette of the gallows stands in the background, a somber reminder of the sacrifices made by countless freedom fighters.

The atmosphere of the illustration is steeped in solemnity and reverence, achieved through the use of deep, somber tones that reflect the gravity of the sacrifices made by those who fought for India’s independence. Overhead, rays of light piercing through the clouds symbolize hope and the undying spirit of rebellion, suggesting that even in the darkest times, the quest for freedom and justice continues to shine through. The overall composition is a tribute to the enduring legacy of those who laid down their lives in the pursuit of India’s liberation. (Click here to see image)

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