The decision to celebrate 15th November as Janjatiya Gaurva Divas was made by the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The day was declared as part of a celebration to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence as well as to commemorate the tribal freedom fighter of the country.
The Janjatiya Gaurav Divas is to be celebrated annually to celebrate the efforts of the tribal people to protect their cultural heritage and promote the Indian values ??of national pride, courage and hospitality. Janjatiya Gaurav Divas has been observed to commemorate the indigenous freedom fighters. This day aims to remind future generations of the sacrifices of indigenous freedom fighters in the Indian independence movement. The Tribal Freedom Fighter Museum o was established by the Prime Minister in the city of Ranchi. November 15th is also the birthday of Birsa Munda, who is worshiped as a god by tribal communities throughout India.
Significance of this day
Janjatiya Gaurav Divas recognizes the glorious history and cultural heritage of the Indian tribal community. As part of the celebration, the Government of India held a week-long celebration to commemorate the 75-year history of indigenous peoples. The celebration was held from 15th to 22nd November, 2021. The government organized several activities to celebrate the day. Each activity was held under a specific theme and showed the achievements of the tribesmen in the Indian struggle for freedom.
About Birsa Munda
He was born on 15th November in the year 1875. He belonged to the Munda tribe. During British rule in the late 19th century, he played an important role in India’s independence and spearheaded freedom movements in the region of Bihar and Jharkhand. He fought the exploitative British colonial system. He is considered a god by the Indian tribal community.
About Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh
Considered the pride of Sonakhan in the state of Chhattisgarh, he plundered a merchant’s grain store and distributed it to the poor after the famine of the year 1856. Veer Narayan Singh’s sacrifice made him a tribal leader, and he became the first martyr of the state of Chhattisgarh in the year 1857 during struggle for independence.
About Shri Alluri Seetha Ram Raju
He was born on 4th July, 1897 in a village called Mogallu in the state of Andhra Pradesh. He is best known for leading the Rampa rebellion against Britain, where he organized tribal groups in the East Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts to revolt against foreigners. He was inspired by a Bengali revolutionaries to fight the British.
About Rani Gaidinliu
She was a political and spiritual leader of the Nagas and led a revolt against the British. At the mere age of 13, she joined her Cousin Haipou Jadonang’s Heraka religious movement.
About Sidhu and Kanhu Murmu
On 30th June, 1855, two years before the Great Rebellion of 1857, Sidu and Kanhu Murmy, two santhal brothers, organized 10,000 Santhali people to call for a rebellion against British. The tribesmen vowed to expel the British from their homeland. Jhano and Phulo, the sisters of Kanhu and Sidhu also actively participated in the rebellion.