President pays homage to freedom fighter Birsa Munda.

President pays homage to freedom fighter Birsa Munda.

President Droupadi Murmu today paid homage to Bhagwan Birsa Munda on the second Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas at Birsa Munda’s village Ulihatu in Khunti district of Jharkhand. President said tribal communities have enriched the life of the nation with their arts, crafts, and hard work. Bowing down to all tribal freedom fighters and unsung heroes, Ms. Murmu highlighted how tribal communities made great contributions to the freedom struggle. Paying tributes to Bhagwan Birsa Munda, President said that 15th November is a day to celebrate Adivasi tradition as Bhagwan Birsa Munda was not just the hero of the freedom struggle but was a carrier of the country’s spiritual and cultural energy. Born in 1875, Birsa Munda led a rebellious movement against British colonial rule and conversion activities in the areas of the Bengal Presidency, which today are part of Jharkhand. November 15 is celebrated as Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas or Tribal Pride Day to honor tribal freedom fighter, Birsa Munda. Last year, the Union Cabinet declared November 15 as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas for Birsa Munda’s contributions to India’s freedom movement.