Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said a state-level program will be held in Kurukshetra on August 14 to observe Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.
He said the state government has decided to observe the day in view of an announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard.
The day is being observed to give a fitting tribute to all those who lost their lives and left their homes during the Partition of the country, said an official statement.
“Though every year August 15 is celebrated as a joyous and proud occasion but with the sweetness of freedom, the country had to also bear the trauma of the Partition. Because of hatred and violence, lakhs of our sisters and brothers lost their lives and many were displaced from their roots,” the CM said in the statement.
“The pain of the Partition can never be forgotten. No partition is devoid of tribulations but the story of India has been more painful and traumatic,” said Khattar.
The chief minister said through Partition Horrors Remembrance Day, the present and coming generations will be inspired to remember those who suffered great pain and sacrificed their lives.
To remember this, Partition Memorials (Vibhajan Vibhishika Smaraks) are being built at different places in the state.