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Updated December 23rd, 2023 at 09:32 IST

National farmer’s day 2023 - history, significance, and more

Here is all you need to know about National farmer's day.

National farmer’s day 2023
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Also known as Kisan Diwas, National Farmer’s day is celebrated on December 23 every year all across the country. This day is to pay honour and respect to the farmers, who serve as the backbone of our country. The day also marks the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh, the fifth Prime Minister of India. Within his short tenure, Charan Singh developed several welfare programmes for farmers in order to empower them. 

It is celebrated in multiple Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, and Madhya Pradesh.

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History 

This day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh who served as the Prime Minister from 1979 to 1980. Noting his contributions for the farmers, in 2001, the government of India announced December 23 to be celebrated as National Farmer's day. The Kisan leader is believed to have reformed the Indian agrarian sector. His pro-former stance earned him the title ‘Champion of India’s Peasants.’

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Significance 

National Farmer's day is a tribute to all the farmers who work all day and night to ensure that nobody sleeps on an empty stomach. On this day, programmes are organised in several parts of the country where new developments and innovations in science and technology are presented. The aim of such events is to give farmers a space where they can openly talk about their needs and demands.

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Published December 23rd, 2023 at 09:19 IST

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