14th August Will be Observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day to Mark India’s Division: PM

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing at the Centenary Celebration of Baba Saheb Purandare, through video conferencing, in New Delhi on August 13, 2021

Prime Minster Narendra Modi declared 14th August as ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’. Prime Minister Modi said that the day will commemorate “all those who lost their lives due to the partition of the nation and were displaced from their roots.”

PM Modi in his tweet said, “Partition’s pains can never be forgotten. Millions of our sisters and brothers were displaced and many lost their lives due to mindless hate and violence. In memory of the struggles and sacrifices of our people, 14th August will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.”

“May the #PartitionHorrorsRemembranceDay keep reminding us of the need to remove the poison of social divisions, disharmony and further strengthen the spirit of oneness, social harmony and human empowerment”, he added.

Indian independence on 15th August is followed by world’s greatest division till date. The population of 40 crore people were divided into two nations — India and Pakistan.

The partition in 1947 displaced millions of people to newly form Pakistan. Millions of people were forced to leave their ancestral homes in both the partition affected countries.

“The partition caused amongst the largest migrations in human history affecting about 20 million people. Millions of families had to abandon their ancestral villages/towns/cities and were forced to find a new life as refugees”, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting said in a press release.

On 15th August, India will celebrate its 75th Independence Day. Government is celebrating the historical event with the range of programmes such as Nurturing and Mentoring Young Authors, Logo Design Design Competition for Iconic Structure in Nav Bharat Udyan, Swachhata Filmon ka Amrit Mahotsav and other quiz and competitions to involve the youth in the monumental celebration.

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