Bhubaneswar: December 23: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid tribute to former Prime Minister Choudhary Charan Singh on his birth anniversary. Naveen tweeted,
Farmers feed the world and they are the backbone of a nation. Humble tributes to former prime minister #ChaudharyCharanSingh on his birth anniversary, celebrated as #NationalFarmersDay–#KisanDiwas for his efforts to empower farmers. pic.twitter.com/F5L5OZIhnc
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) December 23, 2020
Choudhary Charan Singh served as the 5th Prime Minister of India between 28 July 1979 and 14 January 1980. He is known as ‘Champion of Peasants’. During his short period as Prime Minister, he had introduced many farmer friendly policies.