November 15: Janjatiya Gaurav Divas Celebrations

India is observing the Janjatiya Gaurav Divas on November 15, 2021.

Highlights

  • Decision to celebrate November 15 was taken by Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi on November 10, 2021.
  • The day was declared as a part of celebration of 75 years of India’s independence.
  • It will commemorate the tribal freedom fighters.

What is the significance of November 15?

November 15 is significant as it marks the birth anniversary date of Birsa Munda.

Who is Birsa Munda?

He is considered as God by tribal communities in India. Birsa Munda had played a significant role in India’s independence. He fought against exploitative British colonial system. He belonged to the Munda tribe. He headed an Indian tribal religious Millenarian movement in 19th century in the tribal belt of present-day Bihar and Jharkhand.

The Janjatiya Gaurav Divas

The Janjatiya Gaurav Divas is being observed to commemorate tribal freedom fighters. The day seeks to make the coming generations aware of sacrifices made by tribal freedom fighters in independence movement of India. this day will be celebrated every year for recognizing the efforts made by tribals in preserving their cultural heritage and promoting Indian values like national pride & hospitality.

Significance of the Day

The Janjatiya Gaurav Divas will acknowledge the glorious history of tribal communities of India and their cultural heritage.

How this day is being celebrated?

As a part of celebration Indian government launched a week-long celebration to commemorate 75 years of history of tribal people. Celebration will be held between November 15 to November 22, 2021. Government will be organising several activities to celebrate the day.  Each activity will be held under specific theme, showcasing achievements of tribals in Indian Freedom Struggle.

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