New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi announced that August 14 will be remembered as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day or ‘Vibhajan Vibhisika Smriti Divas. He said that the pain of partition of the country can never be forgotten by the people of India. The pain, struggle, and sacrifice of the people can never be forgotten and 14 August will be celebrated in memory of it as ‘Vibhishika Memorial Day’.
“The pain of partition of the country can never be forgotten. Because of hatred and violence, lakhs of our sisters and brothers were displaced and even lost their lives. In memory of the struggle and sacrifice of those people, it has been decided to celebrate 14th August as ‘Vibhishika Memorial Day’,” PM Modi said in a tweet.
“#PartitionHorrorsRemembranceDay This day will not only inspire us to eliminate the poison of discrimination, animosity, and ill-will, but it will also strengthen unity, social harmony, and human sensibilities,” he added.
14 August is celebrated as the Independence Day of Pakistan as on August 14, 1947, India and Pakistan were partitioned.