Prime Minister Narendra Modi Pays Tribute to Tribal Icon Birsa Munda on Birth Anniversary
Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked a significant occasion on Wednesday as he paid his respects to tribal icon Birsa Munda in Ranchi on the revered leader’s birth anniversary. The Prime Minister laid floral tributes at the 25-foot tall statue of Birsa Munda located at the Bhagwan Birsa Munda Memorial Park-cum-Freedom Fighter Museum in the Old Central Jail. This holds historical significance as it is the place where Birsa Munda breathed his last on June 9, 1900.
Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary, celebrated nationwide as Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas, was acknowledged by the Prime Minister in a post on X where he expressed his respectful tribute to Bhagwan Birsa Munda, “Respectful tribute to Bhagwan Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary. Many best wishes to my family members across the country on this special occasion of Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas,”.
Prime Minister Modi continued his two-day visit to Jharkhand with a visit to Birsa Munda’s birthplace, Ulihatu village in Khunti district. The itinerary included the launch of a substantial Rs 24,000-crore project aimed at the development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).
The day’s agenda also included the inauguration of the ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra,’ signaling a commitment to the nation’s developmental journey. Additionally, the Prime Minister released the 15th installment of Rs 18,000 crore under the PM-KISAN scheme, emphasizing the government’s dedication to farmers’ welfare. Several projects, totaling Rs 7,200 crore, were inaugurated and their foundations laid in the state, marking a substantial investment in Jharkhand’s development.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jharkhand was a poignant acknowledgment of the legacy of Birsa Munda and a demonstration of the government’s commitment to the comprehensive development of tribal communities. The occasion symbolized a collective step towards a more inclusive and vibrant future for the nation.