New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other BJP leaders on Sunday paid homage to those who lost their lives in the partition on India in 1947, as the ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’ was observed today.
In a tweet, Prime Minister 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.
Home Minister 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,” Shah said in a tweet in Hindi.
He said the day will remind the young generation of the country about the horrors and pain suffered by the people during the partition and will continue to inspire the countrymen to maintain peace and harmony in the country forever.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also paid tribute to all those who lost their lives during the partition of the country. “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,” Singh said.
On August 14, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that August 14 will be annually remembered as ‘Vibhajan Vibhishika Smriti Diwas’ or Partition Horrors Remembrance Day to remind the nation of the sufferings and sacrifices of Indians during the partition in 1947.
BJP President JP Nadda will participate in a “Silent Procession” today at Jantar Mantar to observe the day.