National Farmers Day 2021: Kisan Diwas or National Farmers Day is seen on December 23 the nation over to praise the farmers as they are the spine of India. The day was picked to honour the birth anniversary of the fifth Prime Minister of India, Choudhary Charan Singh.
He held the post between 1979 and 1980. What’s more, the day is celebrated in honour of appreciation for the commitment of Indian ranchers and to glorify their significance in the country. This year, the day will be celebrated in the background of the three contentious farm laws’ withdrawal.
In 2001, the government of India announced December 23, the day Chaudhary Charan Singh was born, to be celebrated as National Farmers’ Day and for the appropriate reasons.
WHY IS THE DAY CELEBRATED ON CHAUDHARY CHARAN SINGH’S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY?
The choice by the government in 2001 was taken to perceive Chaudhary Charan Singh’s commitment to the upliftment of farmers, and the advancement of the agriculture area. He brought the absolute most remarkable reforms in the agrarian area and is named by numerous historians as the ‘Champion of India’s Peasants.’
CHAUDHARY CHARAN SINGH: HIS ROOTS AND THE SEEDS HE SOWED
Chaudhary Charan Singh was born in 1902 in a working class worker family in Noorpur, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He procured his bachelor’s degree in science in 1923, trailed by his post-graduation in 1925 from Agra University. He was likewise a professional of law and was a active participant in the country’s freedom struggle.
Born in a middle-class family, Chaudhary Charan Singh was profoundly associated with the farmers of the nation and needed to work for country India.
Chaudhary Charan Singh was the minds behind the land changes that changed the substance of agriculture in the greatest agrarian condition of the country, Uttar Pradesh, for great. Among his works for the agricultural areas was the notable Debt Redemption Bill 1939, which carried showers of help to ranchers who were obligated to cash banks. It likewise pondered emphatically the quantity of suicides submitted by farmers.
One more changing bill planned by Charan Singh was the Land Holding Act of 1960, which came into power while he was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The law guaranteed uniformity in the state by covering the landholdings of a person. He likewise worked for the Zamindari Abolition Act of 1950 while he was the Agricultural Minister of the state.
Chaudhary Charan Singh inhaled his last on January 14, 1980. A memorial dedicated to him was built at Raj Ghat and is called “Kisan Ghat.”