15th November: Janjatiya Gaurav Divas

  • The Union Cabinet has approved declaration of 15th November, the birth anniversary of Sri Birsa Munda who is revered as ‘Bhagwan’ by tribal communities across the country as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Divas’ dedicated to the memory of brave tribal freedom fighters so that coming generations could know about their sacrifices about the country.
  • Birsa Munda fought bravely against the exploitative system of the British colonial system and spearheaded movement against British oppression giving a call for ‘Ulgulan’ (Revolution).
  • The day will be celebrated every year and would recognize the efforts of the tribals for preservation of cultural heritage and promotion of Indian values of valour, hospitality and national pride.
  • A museum dedicated to Birsa Munda in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi is almost complete. It is being built in the jail complex where Munda breathed his last. A statue of Munda has been installed in the room where he was kept a prisoner. The complex has a replica of Ulihatu village where Munda was born.