Jamshedpur, June 30: Leaders of several political parties paid rich tributes to Sidhu-Kanu, the brothers who spearheaded the movement of the daring Santhali population against the British rule.
The day is celebrated as the Hul Diwas and witnessed several events.
It has been 161 years since India witnessed a dramatic chapter in its historic struggle to free the country from the British Raj – the Hool Kranti Divas. “Hul” in Santhali refers to struggle for deliverance.
At Sidhu Kanhu Shiksha Niketan, Dimna, students were quizzed on different aspects of the mutiny, Jharkhand state, common abbreviations used and current affairs. Students of Chakradharpur actively took part in a cycle rally that was organized by the company to recognize potential talent in the field of sports.
Looking at the gradual erosion of Santhali culture, the city took this opportunity to reinstate Santhal glory and spread it amongst the youth of the city.
Santal Hul, as is known, was one of the fiercest battles in the history of Indian freedom struggles causing greatest number of loss of lives in any battles during that time.
The number of causalities of Santal Hul was 20,000 according to Hunter who wrote about the uprising in annals of Rural Bengal.
The Santal Hul of 1855-57 was master minded by four brothers Sidhu, Kahnu, Chand and Bhairav; a heroic episode in India’s prolonged struggle for freedom.