Birsa Munda | Jharkhand | Birth Anniversary | Everything to know

Jharkhand, India is ready to celebrate its 19th year of the constitution on November 15.

The State celebrates its foundation day on the occasion of the birth anniversary of tribal leader Birsa Munda also known as Bhagwan Birsa who played a vital role in India’s struggle for freedom.

The program for the Statehood Day will commence at 9 am by paying a floral tribute at the mausoleum of Bhagwan Birsa Munda located at Kokar. Governor Droupadi Murmu along with Chief Minister Raghubar Das will pay their tributes to the tribal leader. 

We have put together a guide to help you know everything about Birsa Munda:

Birsa Munda was born on 15 November 1875, at Ulihatu in Bengal Presidency, now in Jharkhand, on a Thursday, and hence named after that day, according to the then prevalent Munda custom.

As he was sharp in studies, he was recommended to join German Mission School but, converting to Christianity was compulsory to join the school and Birsa thus converted to Christianity and was renamed as Birsa David.

He spearheaded an Indian tribal religious Millenarian movement that arose in the tribal belt of modern-day Bihar and Jharkhand during the British Raj.Birsa Munda‘s slogan threatening the British Raj were—Abua raj seter Jana, maharani raj tundu Jana which means Let the kingdom of the queen be ended and our kingdom is established.

His portrait hangs in the Indian Parliament Museum and he is the only tribal leader to have been so honored.

There are several organizations and structures named after him, notably Birsa Munda Airport Ranchi, Birsa Institute of Technology Sindri, and Birsa Agricultural University.

The war cry of the Bihar Regiment of the Indian Army is Birsa Munda Ki Jai (Victory to Birsa Munda).

The Statue of Ulgulan is a 150-foot-tall statue of Birsa Munda to be built in Jharkhand with stones collected from households in the region in the coming time.

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