India observes National Farmers Day or Kisan Divas on December 23 per annum to mark the birth anniversary of fifth Prime Minister Choudhary Charan Singh. Choudhary Charan Singh, considered a farmer’s leader, introduced many policies to enhance their lives. He was born in Noorpur of Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur. He served because the Prime Minister of India between July 28, 1979 and January 14, 1980. People ask him because the ‘champion of India’s peasants.
The government had in 2001 decided to mark Charan Singh’s birth anniversary as Kisan Diwas.
Charan Singh entered politics as a part of the Independence movement motivated by Gandhi . He was elected to the legislature of the United Provinces in 1937. He took a keen interest within the laws that were detrimental to the village economy. he’s credited for enjoying a crucial role in bringing the problems of small and marginal farmers to the forefront.
Charan Singh became notable in Uttar Pradesh from the 1950s after he drafted and ensured the passage of revolutionary reform laws. it had been in 1959 when he first opposed then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s “socialistic and collectivist land policies”.
He defected from the Congress on in 1967 and sided with the opposition. He also became the primary non-Congress Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1967 and later in 1970.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has denied permission to the Rashtriya Lok Dal to pay tributes to Charan Singh on his 118th birth anniversary at central Delhi’s Kisan Ghat area. Police cited the continued COVID-19 situation because the reason behind denying permission.