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Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana launched in Jharkhand

Published on September 19, 2017
Jharkhand Government has launched the Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana
The scheme aims at developing villages of freedom fighters.

Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana launched in Jharkhand
  • The scheme was launched from Ulihatu Village which is the birth place of freedom fighter and Jharkhand's tribal icon, Birsa Munda.
  • The programme will provide 136 pucca houses to the dwellers of Ulihatu and a couple of other hamlets around it

Who was Birsa Munda?

  • He was a freedom fighter, religious leader, and folk hero 
  • He belonged to the Munda tribe from Chhotanagpur area
  • He is known for leading Munda rebellion towards end of 19th century against British Raj.
  • Munda rebellion began in the year 1895 to revolt against British administration interference in tribal politics and their religious matters
  • He was a master at Guerilla Warfare techniques. 
  • The Britishers were able to arrest Birsa Munda on Mar 3, 1900. He was sentenced to death but he died beforehand inside the jail due to cholera.

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