CM Baghel pays tributes to folk hero Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary and Acharya Vinoba Bhave on his death anniversary

Raipur: Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday paid floral tributes to the portrait of iconic tribal hero and Indian tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary, at his residence office here. He also paid homage to the great social reformer and the man behind the Bhoodan movement Acharya Vinoba Bhave on his death anniversary today.

Remembering the tribal icon Birsa Munda, Baghel said “Munda made the tribal communities aware of their rights on ‘Jal, Jungle, Zameen’ (water, forest, land) and encouraged them to fight for their rights. He raised his voice against the British and dedicated his life working for the upliftment of the tribals. He is worshipped as God by the tribals. His revolutionary ideas and the spirit of patriotism will continue to inspire us.”

Paying his heartfelt tributes to Acharya Vinoba Bhave, chief minister said “Bhave was a nonviolence activist, freedom activist, social reformer and spiritual teacher. An avid follower of Mahatma Gandhi, he is best known for the Bhoodan movement. He devoted his life working for the upliftment of deprived sections besides teaching them moral and spiritual values. He used to take the land as a donation from the landowners and give it to the needy for practising agriculture. The life, thoughts and values of such a great personality will always inspire us.”

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