“Tribal Freedom Fighters Museums”

Tribal Resistance Movement was an integral part of the Freedom Movement of India. In this historic struggle, in 1857, the heroic role played by many distinguished tribal leaders like in Kanpur the sepoys and the people of the town give Nana Sahib the successor of Peshwa Bajirao II no choice to save to join the revolt as the Leader in Jhansi Rani was forced by popular pressure around her to assume the leadership of uprising so was the Kunwar Singh a local zamindar in Arrah in Bihar. In Awadh, where the displacement of popular Nawab Wajid Ali Shah and annexation of the state were still very fresh in the memory of people, the populace in Lucknow celebrated The Fall of British rule by hailing Birji Qadr, the young son of the nawab, as their leader. There were many more leaders who took steps from their areas. On the whole, these tribal movements had social and religious overtones, but they were directed against the issues related to existence.

What is the news?

Ministry of Tribal Affairs is developing “Tribal Freedom Fighters Museums” dedicated to the Tribal people in India to the Freedom Struggle. In addition to this Government said that all the 9 museums for tribal freedom fighters will be ready by 2022.


· In a statement, it is said that out of the 9 museums permitted by the government for tribal freedom fighters, two are going to complete soon and rest area at the different stages of progress. It is expected that all the Museums will come into existence by the end of 2022.

· PM Modi Narendra Modi had made an announcement regarding this Museums building in his speech on 70th Independence Day (2016)

· The largest of these museums are being built in Rajpipla in Gujarat at a cost of Rs 102.55 crore. The rest are being built in Ranchi (Jharkhand), Lambasingi (Andhra Pradesh), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Kozhikode (Kerala), Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Hyderabad (Telangana), Senapati (Manipur) and Kelsi (Mizoram).

· These “Museums” will trance the history along the trails, along which the tribal people in hills and forests fought for their right to live and will, therefore, combine ex-situ display with in situ conservation, regeneration initiatives.

· These will demonstrate the way tribal struggles for the protection of their custodial concerns for the biological and cultural diversity of the country have helped in nation-building.

· Fill the Museums will have strong usage of technologies like Augmented Reality (AR), Visual Reality (VR) 3D/7D holographic projections, etc.

-Data are taken from Business Standard & PIB

Official Writer Sweta Kumari

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