Jamshedpur: City paid rich tribute to Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary. Birsa Seva Dal Panchayat Samity garlanded Birsa Munda, freedom fighter at Bhagwan Birsa Munda Pahari in Birsanagar today. Several leaders offered a floral tribute to the tribal icon at Birsanagar.
Social Naman-Shaheedon Ke Sapno Ko took paid tribute adivasi leader Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary on Friday. Members paid floral tribute at the statue of the great leader.
Founder Amarpreet Singh Kale said that Birsa Munda was a revolutionary tribal leader who died fighting for the cause of the people. Kale remembered the leader and said that the country cannot forget Munda’s contribution in freedom struggle.
Raju Murmu of Birsa Munda Society said the Scheduled Tribe and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Rights) Act of 2006 had its genesis in the struggle of Birsa Munda.
He was the source of inspiration for the tribal people to continue their agitation for ‘self-rule’ and ‘schedule area’ status across the country, except Jammu and Kashmir, Raju said. Ramdev Manjhi described Birsa Munda as a symbol of adivasis’ fight for justice.
He said that upper castes always dominated the adivasis and exploited them. If the Government delayed the implementation of the Act, they would have to resort to legal remedies, he added.