Statue Of Tribal Icon Birsa Munda Unveiled In Odisha’s Joda
Joda: A statue of Birsa Munda has been installed at Kalapahada Chhak in Odisha’s Joda municipality to celebrate the legendary freedom fighter, social reformer and revered tribal leader.
The 7 feet statue has been crafted from a single black granite stone.
It was unveiled by Chairman of Jindal Steel & Power (JSP) and President of Flag Foundation of India Naveen Jindal, Chairperson of the JSP Foundation & Chancellor of OP Jindal University Shallu Jindal and social worker Tulasi Munda on Janajatiya Gaurav Diwas Celebration on Wednesday.
Addressing tribal people, dressed in traditional costume, and other locals, Naveen Jindal said, “Sacrifice of the great freedom fighter Birsa Munda to free India from British Rule is a wonderful example of unwavering patriotism. Installation of this magnificent statue will serve as a perpetual source of inspiration for the young members of our local community encouraging them to dedicate themselves to the noble cause of nation-building and advancement of our tribal society. “
Paying homage to the revered freedom fighter, Munda suggested renaming Kalapahada Chhak in Joda Municipality as Veer Birsa Munda Chhak.
Remembering the heroism of the patriot and reformist, Shallu reiterated her commitment to improve the human development index in the tribal predominant region of the country.
The programme was organised by Adivasi Ho Samaj, a tribal organisation.