Kisan Divas 2023: Date, Significance, History and Celebration

Kisan Divas is observed every year in India on December 23 to mark the birth anniversary of the fifth prime minister, Chaudhary Charan Singh. Charan Singh played a major role in the empowerment of farmers during his reign and is often referred to as the ‘champion of farmers’. The main objective of the day is to honor all the farmers of the country whose hard work puts table on every man’s plate. The day was established in the year 2001 when the Government of India decided to celebrate Charan Singh’s birth anniversary as Kisan Divas. This article presents interesting details related to Kisan Divas 2023 such as celebration, significance, history, etc.

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Kisan Divas 2023 Date

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for Kisan Divas for the next 5 years.

EventDateDay
Kisan Divas 2023December 23, 2023Saturday
Kisan Divas 2024December 23, 2024Monday
Kisan Divas 2025December 23, 2025Tuesday
Kisan Divas 2026December 23, 2026Wednesday
Kisan Divas 2027December 23, 2027Thursday
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Kisan Divas 2023 Overview

EventKisan Divas 2023
DateDecember 23, 2023
DaySaturday
Declared byGovernment of India
Observed byIndia
Purpose of celebrationTo honor all the farmers of the country and celebrate the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh.

Significance of Kisan Diwas

National Farmer’s Day in India is celebrated as Kisan Diwas and it marks the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister of India and the leader of farmers, Chaudhary Charan Singh. Charan Singh enacted many laws and introduced several policies to empower farmers during his brief tenure as prime minister between 1979 and 1980. The day identifies the hard and important work of the farmers all over the country and expresses gratitude to them for forming the backbone of the country’s economy. Kisan Divas 2023 will be celebrated with the same objective and great enthusiasm on December 23, 2023.

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History of Kisan Divas

Kisan Divas was established in 2001 by the Government of India to recognize the contribution of Chaudhary Charan Singh towards the welfare of farmers and the agriculture sector overall. His birth anniversary, December 23, was chosen as the day of celebration. The first Kisan Diwas was observed on December 23, 2001 and has been celebrated every year since.

Chaudhary Charan Singh & his Contributions

Chaudhary Charan Singh was born on December 23, 1902 in a rural family in India. He entered politics after being motivated by Mahatma Gandhi and took active part in the Indian Independence Movement. Singh later went on to become the 5th Prime Minister of India and served the country from July 1979 to January 1980. As the prime minister of the country, Singh made many major contributions towards the empowerment of farmers and agriculture sector.

Charan Singh launched many land reforms and transformed the face of agriculture in Uttar Pradesh. He introduced the Debt Redemption Bill 1939 to protect farmers from the abuse of money lenders. For this and his many other policies, he was referred to as the ‘champion of India’s peasants’. Singh died in 1987 and his memorial in New Delhi is known as Kishan Ghat.

Kisan Divas Celebration

Kisan Diwas 2023 is all set to be observed on Saturday, December 23. People all over the country observe this day with great enthusiasm and it is celebrated with numerous exciting activities and events. Many government and non-government organizations conduct  debates, seminars, quiz competitions, discussions, workshops, exhibitions, essays writing competitions, etc to celebrate Kisan Divas.

Farmers’ Day in Other Countries

Apart from India, Farmer’s Day is celebrated in the following countries- Ghana, Pakistan, South Korea, United States, Vietnam and Zambia. However, the date of celebration varies in every country as given below.

  • South Korea- 11 November
  • Zambia- First Monday of August
  • United States- 12 October
  • Vietnam- 14 October
  • Ghana- First Friday of December
  • Pakistan- 18 December

FAQs

When will the next Kisan Divas celebrated?

Saurday, December 23, 2023

Is there any theme to celebrate Kisan Divas 2023?

Kisan Divas is celebrated without a theme.

Do India observe holiday on Kisan Divas?

There is no official holiday on the occasion of Kisan Divas.

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