Bharat Jodo Yatra: The ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ under the leadership of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi entered its 69th day on Tuesday. The yatra will reach Washim district of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra during the day. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi started the foot march from Falegaon in Hingoli district in the morning. Rahul Gandhi’s foot march was accompanied by senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, former Maharashtra minister Yashomati Thakur and other party leaders.
Jairam Ramesh remembered Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary.
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh remembered tribal leader Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary on Tuesday. He wrote in one of his tweet posts that today is the 69th day of ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ and the 147th birth anniversary of Birsa Munda, who was born just 15 days after Sardar Patel. But sadly, he died at the age of 25 in a British jail in Ranchi, he said.
Ramesh said that an adivasi (not a forest dweller, as the RSS calls tribals), Birsa Munda should be an inspiration for all Indians. The causes for which he sacrificed his life, especially tribal land rights, are extremely relevant even today.
Yatra will pass through 12 states before ending in Jammu and Kashmir
In memory of the contribution of tribal freedom fighters, the government had announced to celebrate Munda’s birth anniversary on November 15 last year as ‘Tribal Pride Day’. Congress’ massive public relations initiative ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ will pass through 12 states before ending in Jammu and Kashmir after covering a distance of 3,570 km in about 150 days.
At present, this journey, which started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7, has so far passed through 28 districts of six states. The yatra will cover a distance of 382 km, touching people in five districts of Maharashtra, before entering Madhya Pradesh on November 20.
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