Nation Observes ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’

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PM pays tributes and BJP President participates in silent procession

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, BJP National President Shri JP Nadda and other senior leaders on 14 August, 2022 paid homage to those who lost their lives in the partition of India in 1947, on the occasion of the ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi paid homage to all those who lost their lives during Partition to mark the Partition Horrors Remembrance Day. “Today, on Partition Horrors Remembrance Day, I pay homage to all those who lost their lives during Partition, and applaud the resilience as well as grit of all those who suffered during that tragic period of our history,” he said.

BJP National President Participates In Silent Procession

A day before Independence Day, BJP National President Shri JP Nadda participated in a silent procession in remembrance of people who lost their lives during India’s partition in 1947. The Yatra was taken out from Jantar Mantar to Connaught Place in New Delhi on the occasion of ‘Vibhajan Vibhishika Smriti Diwas’.

The participants, holding the national flag, marched silently to mark the partition horrors on Remembrance Day, paying homage to people who lost their life during the partition. Along with this, BJP leaders also remembered those people who were forced to leave the homes during the partition.

Many senior BJP leaders, including Union Ministers Shri Piyush Goyal and Shri Anurag Thakur, BJP National Vice President Shri Baijayant Panda, BJP National General Secretary Shri dushyant Gautam, Dr. Harshvardhan, MP and State BJP President Shri Adesh Gupta and other leaders among others participated in the silent procession.

Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh also paid tribute to all those who lost their lives during the partition of the country. In a tweet Shri Singh said, “Salute to those who made a new beginning despite not being able to forget the pain of Partition. This country will never forget the horrors of Partition”.

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah also paid homage to the victims, and said, “The partition of the country in 1947 is that inhuman chapter of Indian history which can never be forgotten. The violence and hatred of Partition claimed millions of lives and displaced innumerable people. Today, on ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’, I bow to lakhs of people who suffered the brunt of Partition,” Shri Shah said in a tweet.

On August 14, 2021, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi declared that August 14 will be annually remembered as ‘Vibhajan Vibhishika Smriti Diwas’ or Partition Horrors Remembrance every year Day to remind the nation of the sufferings and sacrifices of Indians during the partition in 1947.