National Farmers Day 2022: All You Need To Know About Kisan Diwas

Dec 23: National
Farmers Day 

Every year India marks December 23 as National Farmers Day or Kisan Diwas to honour and recognize the hard work of farmers as the backbone of the country

Why Do We Celebrate 
National Farmers Day?

December 23 also marks the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh, the fifth Prime Minister of India. Singh is popularly referred to as the 'champion of India's peasants.’ Hence, his birthday is commemorated as National Farmers Day

Choudhary Charan
Singh’s Tenure

Chaudhary Charan Singh served as the Prime Minister of India for a short term between 28 July 1979 to 14 January 1980. During his tenure, he implemented policies to benefit farmers 

Chaudhary Charan Singh: Background

Born in Uttar Pradesh in the year 1902, Chaudhary Charan Singh received his bachelor’s degree in science in 1923, and finished his masters from Agra University in 1925. Charan Singh was also a practitioner of law

Deep Connection
With Farmers

Chaudhary Charan Singh was deeply connected with the farmers of this nation and aimed to work for rural India. He authored several pamphlets and books including ‘Abolition of Zamindari’, ‘India’s Poverty and its Solution’ and ‘Co-operative Farming X-rayed’

Chaudhary Charan
Singh: Notable Contribution

Chaudhary Charan Singh also served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and it was under his tenure that the Land Holding Act of 1960 came into force. The rule limited the amount of land a person could hold

Chaudhary Charan
Singh: Quotes

“Have patience! In time, even grass becomes milk.”

 "A nation can prosper only when its rural sector is upgraded and its purchasing power is high." 

States Celebrating
National Farmers Day 

National Farmers Day is celebrated especially in states that are actively engaged in farming, like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh 

Prominent Leaders
Send Wishes 

Many prominent leaders including Rajnath Singh, Arvind Kejriwal, Nitin Gadkari, Yogi Adityanath and Akhilesh Yadav tweeted remembering Chaudhary Charan Singh and wishing farmers on the occasion 

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