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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the declaration of 15th November as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas.
What is Janjatiya Gaurav Divas?
Janjatiya Gaurav Divas is dedicated to remember the contributions of tribal freedom fighters for the country.
This day will now be celebrated every year. It would recognize the efforts of the tribals for the preservation of cultural heritage and would help the coming generations know about the sacrifices made by the tribals for the country.
Why was November 15 chosen for Janjatiya Gaurav Divas?
The date is the birth anniversary of Sri Birsa Munda who is revered as Bhagwan by tribal communities across the country.
Birsa Munda fought bravely against the country against the exploitative system of the British colonial system and spearheaded the movement against British oppression, giving a call for ‘Ulgulan’ (Revolution).
Tribal Freedom Fighter Museum
The Government of India has also sanctioned 10 tribal freedom fighter museums across the country.
The Tribal Freedom Fighter Museum at Ranchi, Jharkhand where Birsa Munda breathed his last will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister.
Source: This post is based on the article “Cabinet okays declaration of Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary on Nov 15 as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas” published in The Hindu on 11th November 2021.