IUST Celebrates Janjatiya Gaurav Divas: Documentary Screening on life of Birsa Munda held
Post by RK News on Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Awantipora Nov 15: Commemorating the birth anniversary of the Tribal warrior Birsa Munda, Dean of Students, Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora celebrated Janjatiya Gaurav Divas by organising a documentary screening on the life and struggles of Birsa Munda.
The documentary threw light upon the struggles and determination of Birsa Munda, who was a young tribal freedom fighter, remembered for his activism against British India in the late 19th century. Birsa Munda, also played a very important role in the fight against the British Raj, especially in the case of Munda Revolt by mobilising people to fight against the unfair land-grabbing practices of colonial authorities. It is pertinent to mention that the Union Government of India last year announced the birth anniversary of Birsa Munda, that is 15 November as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Divas’ to remember and honour the brave tribal freedom fighters.
Dr. Anisa Jan, Dean of Students IUST present during the event said, “The life and teaching of Birsa Munda, show us how important it is to stand against injustice and fight with truth and courage.” The event concluded with a discussion on learnings from the life of Birsa Munda and his role in the Indian Independence movement. Faculty members, scholars, and students from various departments of the University participated in the celebrations.