National Farmers Day
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Every year 23 December is observed as National Farmers day or Kisan Diwas in India. The day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of the 5th Prime Minister of India Chaudhary Charan Singh. The day is observed to recognise and honour the contribution farmers make to our economy and society.
Background to the Day
In 2001 the government of India declared to observe 23 December as the National Farmers day or Kisan diwas to honour the kisan leader and the 5th prime Minister of India Chaudhary Charan Singh. Chaudhary Charan Singh was born on 23 December 1902 in Noorpur village of Meerut District, Uttar Pradesh.
He was the Prime Minister of India for 170 days, from 28 July 1979 to 14 January 1980. He is the only Prime Minister who never faced parliament while being the Prime Minister.
He was made the deputy Prime Minister of India in 1979 when Morarji Desai was the Prime Minister of India.
He was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh twice. He became the chief minister for the first time, 3 April 1967- 25 February 1968. He again became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 18 February 1970- 1 October 1970.
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