To honour the birth anniversary of India’s fifth Prime Minister, Chaudhary Charan Singh, National Farmers Day 2020 is celebrated across India today (December 23) every year. The day is observed as the Kisan Diwas to commemorate Chaudhary Charan Singh for his vital role in uplifting the Agricultural Sector during his tenure. He followed the slogan of second PM Lal Bahadur Shashtri, ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ and thus was known as Kisan Leader.
It was in the year 2001 government decided to observe 23rd December as Kisan Diwas to promote awareness among the countrymen to understand the importance of the contributions that farmers do to the society and the overall social and economic development. On this day government organise various programs such as discussion, exhibitions, workshops, etc just to spread awareness among the people.