Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu
Thursday said the Centre and the state government have begun
works to protect tribal culture, tradition and spreading
awareness about tribal icons so that the generations next will
be able to know about them.
Speaking after the laying of foundation stone for
renovation, protection and museum of old Birsa Munda Jail
here, Murmu said that Birsa Munda and others had launched
struggle against the British rule and "Birsa Munda has been
given the status of Bhagavan."
An official release quoting the governor said that the
Centre and the state governments began works to protect tribal
culture, tradition and spreading awareness about tribal icons
so that the generations next will be able to know about them.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Raghubar Das
said that our forefathers had sacrificed to get freedom.
"We cannot repay their debt. But by building memorials
and museums we can make efforts in taking their thoughts to
the people. And todays programme is a phase in that regard,"
Das said that there will be a statue of other heroes
of the state along with Birsa Munda in the old Birsa Munda
The statue of Maharaja Madara Munda of Chhotanagpur
will also be built here. Along with this, the site of
Dumbariburu, where Birsa Munda was arrested and 400 people of
tribal society were martyred, will also be restored, the chief
"We have added biography of Tana Bhagat to syllabus.
In addition to this, postal stamp has been issued on the
occasion of Sarhul and Karma festival to promote the tribal
cultural heritage and traditions," Das said.
Highlighting the fight by the tribal society against
the British since 1766, Das said the movement of Birsa Munda
lasted from 1895 to 1900 before his martyrdom took place on
June 9, 1900 in this jail.
"We will make such a museum that people around the
world will visit Jharkhand. A statue of Birsa Munda will be
made of 100 feet high. Also, there will be information about
our martyr soldiers on the border. The history of the heroic
sons of India, including Albert Ekka, will be set in the
adjacent park. The height of the tower will be 150 feet in the
park. It will be known as Birsa Munda."
Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister of Tribal
Affairs Jual Oraon said that the erstwhile Atal Bihari
Vajpayee government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi worked
for the all-round development of tribal society.
"As the Minister of Tribal Affairs, I have been given
the responsibility of this department. Under the leadership of
the Prime Minister, the work of developing and restoring the
villages of martyred is being done," the release said quoting
He said that overall development of the village of
martyrs is the priority of the Centre and the state
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