Josu Sardar: Woman with a social mission passes away

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Jamshedpur: The lady who laid the foundation for the uplift of Adivasis and struggled for the protection of jungles, Josu Sardar passed away at her residence in Bada Sikdi in Potka Block today. She was 95 years old.

Woman leader Josu Sardar started her social revolution from Potka. She led a movement for minimum wages for laborers and endeavored en masse for the protection of jungles. Her commitment to social causes made her a path breaking personality. Her name and fame spread far and wide as a never-say-die woman for initiating social reforms. People used to crowd at her house. She was always involved in movements aimed at the uplift of Adivasis.

As the news of her death spread like wild fire, politicians, social workers and the common people gathered at her residence to express grief and offer condolences. Among those who visited Josu Sardar’s residence were JMM leader Sanjiv Sardar, Adivasi community leader Kumar Chandra Mardi, social worker Siddheshwar Sardar, Sudarshan Bhumij, Harish Bhumij, Raghunath Sardar, Sudhir Soren (Ghatshila), Salgey Mardi, Surendra Biruli, Dulari Tudu and many others.

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