Bhagwan Birsa Munda was a carrier of our spiritual and cultural energy : PM Modi

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November 15 is celebrated as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’ to honour the tribal freedom fighter, Bhagwan Birsa Munda. On November 10, 2021, the Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi declared November 15 as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Divas’ marking the birth anniversary of the revered leader and saluting his contributions to India’s freedom movement.

Shri Narendra Modi dedicated a museum in Ranchi in memory of Dharti Aaba Birsa Munda. On that occasion, PM Shri Modi said, “Observance of the Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas on Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary will serve as an opportunity to celebrate the glorious tribal culture and contribution to national development”.

On the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Birsa Munda on November 15, 2022 the second Janjatiya Gaurav Divas was celebrated across the country and the contributions of tribal communities to Indian culture were highlighted.

‘Acknowledge and celebrate the tribal contribution’

Greeting the nation on the occasion of Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas, PM Shri Narendra Modi said the nation is moving with the energy of ‘Panch Praan’ to realize the dreams of Bhagwan Birsa Munda and crores of Janjatiya brave hearts. “Expressing pride in the tribal heritage of the country through Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas and resolution for the development of the Adivasi community is part of that energy”, he said.

Tribal communities enriched life of the nation: Smt. Droupadi Murmu

Hon’ble President Smt. Droupadi Murmu, India’s first tribal woman president, visited Ulihatu village in the Khunti district of Jharkhand – the birthplace of ‘Bhagwan’ Birsa Munda, and paid floral tributes.

She greeted the citizens on the Janjatiya Gaurav Divas and said the tribal communities have enriched the life of the nation with their arts, crafts and hard work. In a time of climate change, the tribal lifestyle and drive for forest conservation offers a timely lesson to all, said Smt. Droupadi Murmu.

Hon’ble President also joined in the celebration of the second Janjatiya Gaurav Divas in Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh Governor Shri Mangubhai Patel and Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomed Smt. Droupadi Murmu during the tribal conference programme on the Birsa Munda Jayanti celebration, in Shahdol district.

The Prime Minister paid tributes to Bhagwan Birsa Munda and said 15th November is a day to celebrate Adivasi tradition as Bhagwan Birsa Munda was not just the hero of our freedom struggle but was a carrier of our spiritual and cultural energy.
The Prime Minister recalled the contribution of the tribal community in the freedom struggle and remembered key tribal movements and wars for Independence. He

Birsa Munda fought to end the atrocities on tribal society : JP Nadda

On the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Birsa Munda on November 15, BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda in his twitter message said, “I bow to the great freedom fighter ‘Dharti Aaba’ Birsa Munda ji on his birth anniversary.

Long live Bhagwan Birsa Munda, who at the age of just 25 awakened everybody to end the atrocities on the tribal society and to protect the self-righteousness. Wishing you all a very Happy Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas”.

remembered Damin Sangram led by Tilak Manjhi, Larka movement under Budhu Bhagat, Sidhu-Kanhu Kranti, Tana Bhagat Movement, Vegda Bhil Movement, Naikda Movement, Sant Joriya Parmeshwar and Roop Singh Nayak, Limdi Dahod battle, Govind Guru ji of Mangarh and Rampa movement under Alluri Sitaram Raju.

Shri Modi listed numerous measures to acknowledge and celebrate the tribal contribution. He talked about the tribal museums in various parts of the country and schemes like Jan Dhan, Gobardhan, Van Dhan, Self-help Groups, Swachh Bharat,

Who is Birsa Munda

-‘Bhagwan’ Birsa Munda was Born in 1875 in Jharkhand.

-He led a peoples movement against British colonial rule and conversion activities in the areas of the Bengal Presidency, which today are part of Jharkhand.

-His movement in the Munda belt of Khunti, Tamar, Sarwada, and Bandgaon helped in the revival of traditional tribal culture.

-Birsa Munda gave the slogan of ‘Abua Raj Ete Jana, Maharani Raj Tundu Jana,’ which translates as “Let the queen’s kingdom end and our kingdom be established.”

-He attained martyrdom at the young age of 25 in British custody at the Ranchi jail. However, in his younger age, Birsa Munda’s contribution to tribal causes earned him the title of ‘Bhagwan’ or Lord.

PM Awas Yojana, Matrutva Vandana Yojana, Gramin Sadak Yojana, Mobile connectivity, Eklavya Schools, MSP for up to 90 percent forest products, Sickle-cell Anemia, tribal research institutes, free corona vaccine, and Mission Indradhanush that have benefitted the tribal community a great deal.

Shri Modi highlighted the valour, community life and inclusion of the Adivasi Samaj. “India has to give shape to its future by learning from this grand legacy. I am sure that Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas will become an opportunity and medium for this”, he concluded.