India observed Partition Horrors Remembrance Day on August 14, 2023, to honor those affected by the violent partition of India in 1947.
- The day was first declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2021 to remember the sufferings and sacrifices of Indians during the partition.
- The partition resulted in the creation of India and Pakistan, marked by communal riots, massacres, rapes, abductions, and forced migrations.
- Approximately 15 million people were displaced and up to 2 million people were killed during the partition.
- The day is an occasion to learn from history and ensure such horrors are not repeated.
- Prime Minister Modi addressed the nation, acknowledging the victims of partition and emphasizing the importance of peace and harmony.
- He praised the resilience of partition survivors who contributed to India’s development.
- Independence Day is also a time to renew commitment to nation-building.
- The day was marked by various events including candlelight vigils, prayer meetings, exhibitions, seminars, and cultural programs.
- Support for Partition Horrors Remembrance Day came from political parties, civil society groups, religious leaders, and celebrities, advocating for peace and harmony among all communities.
Q.: When is Partition Horrors Remembrance Day observed in India?
a) August 15
b) August 14
c) September 1
d) July 4
Ans : b) August 14