Jharkhand Government has launched the Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana which aims at developing villages of freedom fighters. BJP President Amit Shah along with Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das launched the initiative from Ulihatu Village, the birth place of freedom fighter and Jharkhand’s tribal icon, Birsa Munda.
Under this scheme, villages of many tribal freedom fighters will be developed and inhabitants of the villages will be provided with basic amenities. The villages have long remained inaccessible. A total of 136 pucca houses have been promised at the Ulihatu Village.
Birsa Munda was a freedom fighter, religious leader, and folk hero who belonged to the Munda tribe from Chhotanagpur area. He is known for leading Munda rebellion towards end of 19th century against British Raj. Munda rebellion began in the year 1895 to revolt against British administration interference in tribal politics and their religious matters. He was a master at Guerilla Warfare techniques. The Britishers were able to arrest Birsa Munda on Mar 3, 1900. He was sentenced to death but he died beforehand inside the jail due to cholera.