The Ministry of Education will celebrate ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’ in a grand manner in schools and higher education institutions across the country on 15 November.
Last year, the government declared November 15 as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Divas’ in memory of brave tribal freedom fighters.
The initiative was taken under the leadership of Union Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
“November 15 is the birthday of Birsa Munda, who is revered as Bhagwan by tribal communities across the country,” the education ministry said.
It further stated that Birsa Munda was an iconic freedom fighter, social reformer and respected tribal leader of the country, who bravely fought against the exploitative system of the British colonial government.
He organized and led the tribal movement and called the tribes to “Ulgulan” (rebellion). He encouraged tribes to understand their cultural roots and observe unity, the Ministry of Education said.
To commemorate the contribution of the tribal freedom fighters, the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the AICTE, UGC, Central Universities, Private Universities, Other Higher Education Institutions, CBSE, KVS, NVS and Skills Institutions is celebrating ‘JanjatiyaGaurav Divas’.
The nationwide celebrations of JanjatiyaGaurav Divas will witness a large number of programs such as debate competitions on the theme of ‘Contribution of Janjati Heroes in Freedom Struggle’, social activities, etc. in educational institutions across the country.
The contributions of brave tribal leaders such as Bhagwan Birsa Munda and others will be highlighted during these celebrations. The students are also honored for their good work.
These celebrations will inspire future generations to recognize the tribal freedom fighters’ sacrifices for the land, continue their legacy and preserve the tribal culture, art and rich tribal heritage, the ministry said.