Farmer’s Day 2021: In India, Kisan Diwas is celebrated every year on December 23 on the occasion of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh.
Which signifies that there is a special day dedicated to farmers in India. 23 December is celebrated as Farmer’s Day in the country. Because the country never goes hungry because of the food donor.
To honor the farmers and show their gratitude towards them, this day is celebrated as ‘Farmers Day’. This day also has a special connection with former PM Chaudhary Charan Singh.
Special relation with the former PM:
The fifth Prime Minister of India, Chaudhary Charan Singh, was born on 23 December, who initiated many policies for the welfare of farmers and improving their conditions.
Let us tell you that Chaudhary Charan Singh served the country as the fifth Prime Minister from July 1979 to January 1980.
Many things are observed such as the farmers’ birthday of former Prime Minister Charan Singh because he made many charitable works in the interest of farmers. He started it even before becoming the Prime Minister.
Charan Singh took big steps:
- Introduced the Agricultural Produce Market Bill in the 1949 Assembly – Acted as Agriculture Minister in 1952
- Abolished the Zamindari system in 1953
- Established Kisan Trust on 23 December 1978
People are made aware that along with celebrating this day as Farmers Day, people are made aware about the importance of farmers in the national economy.
People are educated about farmers and their role in the economy. Various programs are organized for this.
Various programs, meetings, competitions, discussions and exhibitions are organized in schools, colleges and institutions on this day in the country due to the interruption of the Corona period.
But due to the Corona period, this year also there was a big interruption in these programs. Could not do programs at many places.
Why is December 23 celebrated as National Farmers’ Day?
In 2001, the government decided to recognise Choudhary Charan Singh’s contribution to the agriculture sector and welfare of farmers by celebrating his birth anniversary as Kisan Diwas.
Since then, December 23 has been observed as National Farmers’ Day. Generally, awareness campaigns and drives are organized across the country to educate people on the role of farmers and their contribution to the economy.