Assam CM pays tribute to tribal leader Birsa Munda on Jan Jatiya Gaurav Divas


Guwahati:  Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday paid rich tributes to tribal leader Bhagwan Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary. 

CM Sarma stated that Munda’s inspirational life in an example for everyone.

Taking to his Twitter CM Sarma wrote, “Bhagwan Birsa Munda laid down his life to defend the pride, honour and freedom of his people. His inspirational life continues to serve as an example for all to follow. On his jayanti celebrated as #JanJatiyaGauravDiwas, I pay my tributes to the great Dharti Aaba.”

Birsa Munda lived a short — just 25 years — but valiant life. His life story, full of gallant efforts to fight injustice and oppression, represents a strong voice of resistance against colonialism.

Bhagwan Birsa Munda continues to inspire millions of Indians, 121 years after his death. He is an icon of valour, courage and leadership. He was a leader who took great pride in his rich culture and great traditions, but at the same time, did not shy away from reforming his own faith wherever necessary.

He is one of the tallest icons of our freedom movement. India’s freedom struggle was strengthened by several tribal communities such as Mundas, Oraons, Santhals, Tamars, Kols, Bhils, Khasis, Koyas and Mizos, to name a few. The revolutionary movements and struggles organised by tribalcommunities were marked by their immense courage and supreme sacrifice and inspired Indians all over the country.