- PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter to recall tribal leader Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary
- He added that his contribution to the country will always be remembered
- Birsa Munda was born on 15 November, 1875
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to recall tribal leader Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary. The prime minister expressed that Munda ji “always struggled to protect the interests of the tribal society, while giving a sharp edge to the freedom movement”. He added that his contribution to the country will always be remembered.
The government is celebrating the birth anniversary of the tribal freedom fighter as Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas on Monday. In an attempt to mark the occasion, PM Modi is scheduled to visit Madhya Pradesh later in the day. He is likely to inaugurate several initiatives for the welfare of the tribal community.
Birsa Munda was born on 15 November, 1875. His role in the freedom struggle reformed the course of modern India’s history. He is acknowledged for mobilising the tribal community against the British and forcing them to initiate laws protecting the land rights of tribals. The tribal leader commanded seminal changes in the lives of tribals across the country. He passed away at the age of 25 in 1900.
The Prime Minister also greeted the residents of Jharkhand, which was established on Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary in 2000. PM Narendra Modi emphasized that the state enjoys a historical identity and possesses a distinct culture. He hoped that the land of Birsa Munda would advance further.