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On the occasion of Janjatiya Gaurav Divas, Union Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw offers floral tributes to Bhagwan Birsa Munda at Rail Bhavan

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Indian Railways celebrates Jan Jatiya Gaurav Divas with patriotic fervor

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15 NOV 2022 8:21PM by PIB Delhi

Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, paid floral tributes to the legendary tribal freedom fighter, Bhagwan Birsa Munda, at Rail Bhavan today.


Government of India has decided to celebrate November 15 as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’ to mark the birth anniversary of Tribal Freedom Fighter “Birsa Munda” from year 2021 onwards, who was not only a freedom fighter but also social reformer and led tribal movement, namely Ulgulan (Revolt) against exploitative systems of British Colonial Govt. He is also known as Dharti Abba as he encouraged tribals to understand their cultural roots & observe unity.

Janjtiya Gaurav Diwas was celebrated with patriotic fervor throughout Indian Railways. To commemorate the occasion, banners were digitally displayed at the major railway stations. Audio clips were also played on the Public Address system at railway stations highlighting the importance of the occasion. In addition, online Quiz, Essay and Painting Competitions were also organized by Zonal Railways. Folk songs were sung by the cultural teams of Zonal Railways.

In the last 8 years, Railways has taken up a large number of projects in the schedule areas, giving impetus to their connectivity and business opportunities for the peopleliving there.