Kisan Diwas commemorates the Birth Anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh, the Kisan Leader and the Fifth Prime Minister of India.
Farmers have always been the strength of India and Agriculture is the backbone. Farmers are the driving force behind the major sector of India i.e. Agriculture. This being said, the Farmers need to be honoured at least once a year. Every year, 23rd December is designated as Kisan Diwas in India.
Significance and History
23rd December is also the birthday of the fifth Prime Minister of India, Chaudhary Charan Singh. He was a farmer before getting a seat in the government. In 2001, the government of India decided to designate Charan Singh’s birthday as Kisan Diwas or Farmers Day. He has contributed immensely to Indian Agriculture. Being a person from the agriculture background he introduced various policies and reforms in India.
Singh became an example for many farmers as he took office as the Prime Minister even though he was once a farmer. Farmers Day is an opportunity to honour his contributions to the agricultural sector and India as a whole. This being the reason, in 2001, the government of India decided to dedicate his birthday to the Kisans’ of the country. Since then, every year on 23rd December is celebrated as Kisan Diwas.
Celebrating Kisan Diwas
This day is declared as a public holiday in Uttar Pradesh. Each year, this day is taken as an opportunity to pay homage to the brave souls who have fought for the wellbeing of agriculture and the farmers. Seminars and exhibitions are conducted by the government to make sure there is development in agriculture. There are also showcases by scientists of the latest technology and science in agriculture to help farmers maximize their output.