New Delhi 15 November 2022: Vice President of India and Rajya Sabha Chairman Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar and Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla today paid floral tributes at the statue of tribal leader Bhagwan Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary, Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas, in Parliament House Complex today. Several Union Ministers, Members of Parliament and former MPs also paid tributes to Bhagwan Birsa Munda on the occasion.
On this occasion, Shri Birla recalled that Bhagwan Birsa Munda played an important role in bringing awareness against British rule. He added that Bhagwan Birsa Munda fought throughout his life to protect the rights and self-respect of the tribal people and sacrificed his entire life for the independence of the motherland. Shri Birla also said that the ideas of Bhagwan Birsa Munda will always be a source of inspiration for the nation.
Extending best wishes on the occasion of Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas, celebrated in the memory of Bhagwan Birsa Munda, Shri Birla said that this glorious day encourages us to work purposivly for welfare of tribal society. Shri Birla exhorted that, on this day, we should reiterate our resolve to save tribal culture and traditions and dedicate ourselves for the conservation of rivers, forests and lands.
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Shri Pralhad Joshi and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Virendra Kumar along with several MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were also present on the occasion.