Janjatiya Gaurav Divas was celebrated on 15 November.
The nationwide celebrations of Janjatiya Gaurav Divas on 15 November were led by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.
On the occasion of the 146th Birth Anniversary of Bhagwan Birsa Munda, the iconic tribal freedom fighter, the Prime Minister launched week-long celebrations from 15th to 22nd November 2021 across the country.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated the “Bhagwan Birsa Munda Memorial Park cum Freedom Fighter Museum” at Ranchi on 15th November 2021.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved declaration of 15th November as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas on 10 November 2021, dedicated to the memory of brave tribal freedom fighters so that coming generations could know about their sacrifices about the country.
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.
- The date is the birth anniversary of Sri Birsa Munda.
About Sri Birsa Munda:
- Bhagwan Birsa Munda was born on November 15, 1875 at Ulihatu in Khunti, Jharkhand.
- Birsa Munda fought bravely against the country against the exploitative system of the British colonial system and spearheaded movement against British oppression giving a call for ‘Ulgulan’ (Revolution).
- Sri Birsa Munda who is revered as Bhagwan by tribal communities across the country. He belonged to the Munda tribe.