To commemorate the birth anniversary of National Tribal Hero, Birsa Munda, N.F. Railway celebrated the Janajatiya Gaurav Divas on 15th November, 2022 at Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Sabha Griha in N. F. Railway Headquarters complex. Shri Anshul Gupta, General Manager of N. F. Railway and others officials paid homage by lighting the lamp and offering floral tribute to the portrait of Tribal Freedom Fighter Birsa Munda. The officers, staffs of N. F. Railway Headquarters and representatives of various Associations and Unions were also present.
All the divisions and workshops of N.F. Railway marked the occasion by lighting the lamp and offering floral tribute to the portrait of Tribal Freedom Fighter Birsa Munda. on the occasion, essay writing, quiz and drawing competitions were held across fifteen Railway schools over N. F. Railway. Banners of struggle of tribal freedom fighters were displayed in prominent stations across N. F. Railway.
Tribal Freedom Fighter Birsa Munda spearheaded a tribal religious millenarian movement that arose in the Bengal Presidency (now Jharkhand) in the late 19th century, during the British Raj, thereby making him an important figure in the history of the Indian Independence movement. He took up the fight for the tribal’s through the religious domain and stood up against the forceful religious conversion.
Speaking on this occasion, Shri Anshul Gupta, General Manager of N. F. Railway mentioned about Tribal Freedom Fighter Birsa Munda role to restore traditional land rights to the tribal’s which had been trampled upon by colonial and local authorities. His whole life is an inspiration for giving direction to tribal movement, the General Manager added.