Every year, India observes National Farmers’ Day or Kisan Diwas on December 23 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the fifth Prime Minister of India, Chaudhary Charan Singh, and his contributions towards the upliftment of farmers in the country.
On this day, awareness campaigns and drives are organised across the country to educate people about the role of farmers and their contribution to the economy.
Chaudhary Charan Singh (23 December 1902 – 29 May 1987) served as the 5th Prime Minister of India between 28 July 1979 to 14 January 1980. Historians and people alike frequently refer to him as the ‘champion of India’s peasants. Charan Singh was born on 23 December 1902 in a rural Hindu Jat family of village Noorpur, Uttar Pradesh.