National Farmer's Day 2021: History and Significance

National Farmer's Day or Kisan Diwas is observed every year on December 23, which is the birth anniversary of the fifth Prime Minister of India, Choudhary Charan Singh. Here is all you need to know.

National Farmers Day 2021: Kisan Diwas or National Farmers Day is observed on December 23 across the country to praise the farmers as they are the spine of India. The day was chosen to honour the birth anniversary of the fifth Prime Minister of India, Choudhary Charan Singh.

National Farmer's Day

National Farmers Day is celebrated every year, especially in those states which are actively engaged in farming, such as Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, among others.

Farmers are the backbone of society. They are the ones who work around the clock and all the year to ensure that people don't starve and die of hunger, but they themselves struggle for 2 square meals a day. Therefore, to promote awareness, to help and reward farmers for their contribution to society, Farmers day is celebrated every year.

National Farmers Day 2020: History

Chaudhary Charan Singh, the Kisan Leader, served the country for a very short period, from July 28, 1979, to January 14, 1980. He introduced several welfare schemes for the farmers and wrote several books on farmers and their problems, depicting various solutions to improve the lives of the farmers of the nation. Therefore, the government, in 2001, decided to mark Charan Singh's birth anniversary as Kisan Diwas.

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.

Choudhary Charan Singh once said, "The true India resides in its villages.


"If agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will have a chance to go right in the country." -M. S. Swaminathan
"The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life." -Arthur Keith
"A farmer is a magician who produces money from the mud." -Amit Kalantri
"To a farmer, dirt is not a waste, it is wealth." -Amit Kalantri
"If the farmer is rich, then so is the nation." -Amit Kalantri
"It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn" -B.C. Forbes
“Farming is a profession of hope” -Brian Brett
"I have frequently pointed out that the future belongs to nations with grains and not guns" -M. S. Swaminathan