Jharkhand Government launches Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana

The Jharkhand state govt. has launched the ‘Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana’ at Ulihatu Village to develop villages of freedom fighters in the state. Under the scheme, villages of many tribal freedom fighters will be developed and their habitats will be provided with basic amenities. Jharkhand's tribal icon and freedom fighter ‘Birsa Munda’ was born at Ulihatu Village. Birsa Munda is known for spearheading an Indian indigenous tribal religious millenarian movement that arose in the tribal belt of modern-day Bihar and Jharkhand against British Raj (in late 19th century). Munda is the only tribal leader with the honor of having his portrait hung in the Central Hall of the Indian Parliament.