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THIS DAY IN HISTORY

National Farmers Day 2020

  • Kisan Diwas or National Farmers Day is observed on December 23.
  • The day was chosen to honour the birth anniversary of the fifth Prime Minister of India, Choudhary Charan Singh. He was born on December 23, 1902.
  • Chaudhary Charan Singh was born in Noorpur of Uttar Pradesh's Hapur. He served as the Prime Minister of India between July 28, 1979, and January 14, 1980.
  • Chaudhary Charan Singh followed the famous slogan - "JAI JAWAN JAI KISAN" which was given to the farmers by Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India.
  • He was the author of several books and pamphlets, including ‘Abolition of Zamindari’, ‘Co-operative Farming X-rayed’, ‘India’s Poverty and its Solution’, ‘Peasant Proprietorship or Land to the Workers’ and ‘Prevention of Division of Holdings Below a Certain Minimum’.

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