Government declares 14th August as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

New Delhi :In a fitting tribute to all those who lost their lives due to the partition of the nation and were displaced from their roots, the Government has decidedto observe 14th August every year as the day to commemorate their sacrifice. Declaration of such a day would remind present and future generations of Indians of the pain and suffering faced by the people during the partition. Accordingly, the Government declares 14th August as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi made the solemn announcement.

The Prime Minister tweeted

“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.”