Farmers day

National Farmers Day in India
Every year on December 23, India observes National Farmer Day, also known as Kisan Diwas. The day commemorates India’s fifth Prime Minister, Chaudhary Charan Singh.
Chaudhary Charan Singh was only in office for a brief time. From July 1979 until January 1980, he served as India’s Prime Minister. Chaudhary Charan Singh is well-known for developing farmer assistance programmes. He was always a supporter of farmers and advocated for farmer-friendly legislation.
Chaudhary Charan Singh was born in 1902 to a peasant family in Noorpur, Meerut. He recognised and praised the importance of the agricultural sector and the role of the farmer in the economy.
When he stood up to then-Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Chaudhary Charan Singh emerged as a different leader. Chaudhary Charan Singh publicly challenged Nehru’s collectivist and socialistic land policy at the 1959 Nagpur Congress Session.
Chaudhary Charan Singh was a modest man who lived a simple life. He has written numerous books about Indian farmers’ problems and proposed remedies for them.
The Indian government has recognised and honoured him multiple times for his contributions.
Kisan Ghat is the name given to Chaudhary Charan Singh’s monument. By remembering his great achievements, we are celebration National farmers day on his birthday. Lucknow’s Amausi Airport has been renamed Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport. The Meerut University has been renamed Chaudhary Charan Singh University.

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