On the birth anniversary of Birsa Munda, a freedom fighter and the folk hero, PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a museum in Ranchi on Monday. The museum development included conservation and restoration of the old Birsa Munda Jail and the erection of 25-foot statue of Birsa.
PM Modi also said that work was progressing rapidly on nine other tribal museums across the country. Tribal museums will come up shortly in Rajpipla (Gujarat), Lambasingi (Andhra Pradesh), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Kozhikode (Kerala), Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Hyderabad (Telangana), Tamenglong (Manipur), Kelsih (Mizoram), and Ponda (Goa).
About Birsa Munda Meuseum
The meuseum has been developed in the Ranchi prison where Lord Birsa Munda died at 24 in 1900.
Statues of other tribal heroes like Poto Ho, Sidhu-Kanhu, Gaya Munda, Telanga Kharia, Diva-Kisun, and Jatra Bhagat have also been carved on the complex. The project was completed at a cost of Rs 37 crore.
Modi stated that Birsa Munda’s revolution was not just about victory and defeat, but it was also an inspiration for hundred of years. He gave his life for culture, society and he exists as God in the faith and spirit of Indians today.
Modi will lay the foundation stones for the Ramji Gond museum in Hyderabad and the Rani Gaidinliu museum in Makhal Village of Manipur in the coming days.