Today, farmers are considered to be the backbone of India's economic development. National Farmers Day is being celebrated across the country today i.e., 23 December. On this occasion, programs are organized for the contribution of farmers across the country. But do you know why it is celebrated only on 23rd December?
This special day is celebrated every year on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh, the fifth Prime Minister of India. Chaudhary Charan Singh played an important role in the upliftment of the agriculture sector during his tenure and had drafted many farmer-friendly policies for the benefit of the farmers. Even though he was the Prime Minister for a very short time, but he worked hard for the welfare of Indian farmers.
Chaudhary Charan Singh, the 5th Prime Minister of India was born on 23 December 1902. While in the post of PM, Chaudhary Charan Singh had started many policies to improve the lives and conditions of the farmers. For this reason, in the year 2001, the Government of India had decided to celebrate Kisan Diwas on 23 December every year in honor of Chaudhary Charan Singh.
The then Prime Minister of India, Chaudhary Charan Singh is also known as the messiah of the farmers. He always fought and stood for the rights of the farmers. Today, farmers are considered to be the backbone of India's economic development.
Farmers have a big contribution to the progress of the country. The central and state governments run various schemes for the farmers and to appreciate the contribution of farmers, this special day is celebrated. On this occasion in the country, there are many programs which work in the farmer’s awareness.
Another motive behind celebrating this day is that it gives an idea to empower the farmers of the society with the latest learnings of the agriculture sector. Farmers Day celebrations work to educate people about the various issues faced by farmers.
Needless to say, that we cannot survive without food and we get most of the food from the grains, pulses, and fruits and vegetables grown by the farmers. Our stomach is fed by what farmers produce by working hard in the fields in the sun, rain, and cold. Without farmers, we would not be able to exist. Farmer's Day is celebrated on different dates in different countries, whereas in our country, Farmers' Day is celebrated on 23 December every year.