Highlights

Government of India’s, Ministry of Tribal Affairs had
introduce that around 9 tribal fighters’ museums are to be established by 2022. The museums are to be dedicated to freedom fighters of tribal clans. Out of these 9, two are nearing completion and the rest are in different stages of progress.

The largest of all the 9 museums is to be built in Rajpipla city of Gujarat at a cost of ₹ 102.55 crores. The rest of the museums are built in Kelsi (Mizoram),, Lambasingi (Andhra Pradesh), Kozhikode (Kerala), Hyderabad (Telangana), Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Senapati (Manipur) .

The museums will involve augmented reality, 3D and 7D holographic projections. The designs of the museums are studied from Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya Museum in Bhopal and Virasat-e-Khalsa museum in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab.

Backthrow

The holographic museums are to be built in states where the tribals lived and struggled against British. The museums will depict how much they refused to bow down to the British.

Rani Gaidinliu

The Manipur holographic museum is to be dedicated to Rani Gaidinliu. This museum is the 2nd most expensive after Gujarat Museum

Gaidinliu joined the Heraka religious movement at the age of 13. The Heraka movement later turned into political movement in North-east state Manipur and areas of Naga. She was considered as the incarnation of Goddess Cherachamdinilu within the movement.

The Heraka movement (religious reform) was started by her cousin Haipou Jadonang. Rani Gaidinilu became the leader of Guerrila forces fighting against the British.

The Museum is to be established in Senapati, Manipur at a cost of ₹ 51.38 crores.

Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh

The Museum for the tribal freedom fighter Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh (landlord from Sonakhan) is to be established in Raipur, Chhattisgarh at a cost of ₹ 25.66 crores.

Narayan Singh is also called “The first Chhattisgarhi Freedom Fighter”. A cricket stadium in Raipur was named after him in the city of Raipur as “Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium” (Naya Raipur International Cricket Stadium). NRICS is the 3rd largest cricket stadium in India. Also, it is the 4th largest in the world.

He looted grain stocks and distributed it to the poor during famine. In December 1857, Narayan Singh was executed .

Birsa Munda

The Museum at Ranchi, Jharkhand is to be dedicated to the Indian tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda. The museum is to be established at a cost of ₹ 36.66 crores. Munda was from Munda tribe. He led the tribal religious Millenarian movement that arose in Bengal Presidency in late 19th century.

His portrait has found its place in the Indian Parliament museum and is the only tribal leader to have been so honored. He is remembered till today in the states of Bihar, Odisha, WB and MP.

Munda raised his voice against the Indian Forest Act, 1882 under which ownership of all waste lands in villages were vested in Govt.

Shri Alluri Seetha Ram Raju

The Museum at Lammasingri, Andhra P is to be dedicated to Alluri Seetha Ram (Alluri Sitarama Raju) Raju. It is to be established at a cost of ₹ 35 crores.

Raju also fought against the Indian Forest Act, 1882 just like Birsa Munda. However, he was against the restrictions imposed by the act on free movement of tribal people in the forest. This prevented them from practicing their traditional shifting agriculture. He led the Rampa Rebellion (Manyam Rebellion) in 1992.

He fought for the tribal clan in East Godavari and in the regions of Madras Presidency.

Tantya Bheel, Bheema Nayak and Khajaya Nayak

The Museum to be built in Chhindwara, MP is to be dedicated to these three leaders.

Tantia Bhil

He was named a dacoit during British rule between 1978 and 1889. He was from the Adivasi community.

Bheema Nayak

Indian revolutionary Bheema Nayak (Bhima Nayak ) fought against the British during the 1857 revolt. Nayak was hanged in Andaman prison in 1876. Shaheed Bhima Nayak Pariyojana was launched by the MP Govt in 2017.

Ramji Gond

The Museum at Telangana is to be dedicated to Ramji Gond. It is to be constructed at a cost of ₹ 18 crores.

Tribal Freedom fighters Museum developed by Indian Govt Tribal Freedom fighters Museum developed by Indian Govt