Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal pays tribute to Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary


GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal paid tributes to tribal leader Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary on Sunday and said his contribution to the freedom movement and social harmony will always inspire the countrymen.

In a tweet, CM Sonowal said, “Bhagwan Birsa Munda’s valour and love for the nation are inspirational for us all. My reverence to the revolutionary tribal leader on his jayanti.”

It is to be mentioned that Birsa Munda born on 15 November 1875 was an Indian tribal freedom fighter and folk hero who belonged to the Munda tribe. He spearheaded a tribal religious millenarian movement that arose in the Bengal Presidency (now Jharkhand) in the late 19th century, during the British Raj, thereby making him an important figure in the history of the Indian independence movement. The revolt mainly concentrated in the Munda belt of Khunti, Tamar, Sarwada and Bandgaon. His portrait hangs in the Indian Parliament Museum and he is the only tribal leader to have been so honored.