New Delhi: Prime minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that August 14 would be observed as “Partition Horrors Rememberance Day”.
“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,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet from his personal Twitter handle.
“May the Partition Horrors Remembrance Day 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,” Modi said.
India got its independence on the midnight of August 14-15. Pakistan celebrates August 14 as its Independence Day, and India celebrates it on August 15.