Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma pays tribute to Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary


GUWAHATI: Assam Health, Finance and Education Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma paid tributes to tribal leader Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary on Sunday.

Minister Sarma tweeted, “I offer my humble tribute to great tribal leader ‘Dharti Aaba’ Bhagwan Birsa Munda on his Jayanti today. A fierce freedom fighter, his life and teachings on protecting rights remain an inspiration for many. #धरती_आबा_बिरसा_मुंडा.”


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.