New Delhi: Prime Minister Naremdra Modi while addressing the nation on the eve of Indian Independence Day celebrations on Saturday announced that, August 14 shall henceforth be remembered as 'Vibhajan Vibhisika Smriti Diwas' or Partition Horrors Remembrance Day as according to the PM, the pain of partition of the country can never be forgotten by Indians.
PM Modi in his tweet mentioned, "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'."
"#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," PM Modi further added.
It may be mentioned that, on August 14, 1947, on the eve of its independence, India and Pakistan were partitioned for the creation of a new Islamic state. Pakistan celebrates August 14 as its Independence Day.