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Tribals have been fighting for their rights: Jharkhand CM

Schemes inaugurated at Sido Kanhu birthplace, statue unveiled at Hazaribagh

Ranchi, June 30: On the occasion of Hul Diwas, Chief Minister Hemant Soren bowed to other martyrs including Amar Shaheed Sido-Kanhu in Bhognadih of Sahibganj district. On this occasion, he said that the tribal society has been fighting for its rights from the very beginning. A living example of this is obtained from Bhognadih in Barhait of Godda district where Sido-Kanhu sacrificed his life to protect the interests of tribal society from the British way back in 1855.

Hemant Soren said that the tribal society has made its own identity in the country. He has left his major mark in many stories of history. The tribal community has made its own place by following the duty towards the society. This society has been playing its major role in saving water, forest and land.

“Historians believe that after the formation of the earth, the land was first seen in the Kolhan region of Jharkhand. Some remains of the Dinosaur era are also found in Sahibganj Rajmahal Hills. Tribal societies have been fighting a battle to protect their interests from the very beginning. Many hundred years ago, great tribal leaders like Phulo Jhanu, Chand-Bhairava, Sido-Kanhu had fought for their rights and united people for the benefit of the society,” said Soren.

The Chief Minister inaugurated the Amar Shaheed Sido Kanhu Dwar (Gate) on the occasion of Hul Diwas. After this, garlanded the statue located at the residence of the immortal martyr Sido-Kanhu and met his descendants and presented them with gifts. The Chief Minister directed the concerned officials to take prompt action on the memoranda given by their descendants. After this, the Chief Minister garlanded the statues of Sido-Kanhu, Phulo-Jhanu and Chand-Bhairava at Amar Shaheed Sido-Kanhu Park of Bhognadih on the occasion of Hul Diwas.

Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of 19 schemes costing Rs 1646.36 lakh and inaugurated schemes worth Rs 3303.43 lakh. On this occasion, the Chief Minister also distributed appointment letters and assets among the beneficiaries under various schemes of the government.

Later, in the day Hemant Soren unveiled the statue of Sido-Kanhu at PWD Chowk in Hazaribagh.

The Chief Minister addressed the tribal society as well as the people of all sections, who gathered in large numbers at the venue. He said that the state and the country will always remember the contributions of Amar Veer Shaheed Sido-Kanhu, Chand Bhairav in fighting for the rights and identity of the poor, the oppressed, every class-community.

 The Chief Minister today reached Hazaribagh directly from Bhognadih in Sahibganj, the birthplace of martyr Sido-Kanhu, met a large number of people despite heavy rains and unveiled the statue of Sido-Kanhu. The Chief Minister said that PWD Chowk would now be known as Sido-Kanhu Chowk.

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