Guwahati : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday laid the foundation stone of Rani Gaidinlu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum in Tamenglong district of Manipur through video conferencing. Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and other dignitaries were present on the occasion. Amit Shah said that museums of tribal freedom fighters being built in different parts of the country will help in uniting our society. Speaking on the occasion, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “All sections played an important role in liberating our country.
However, urban is unaware of the struggles and sacrifices of the tribal population in India’s independence. That is why PM Modi decided to build such museums in various states. The Government has decided to invest Rs.195 crores for this purpose. Out of this, an amount of Rs.110 crore has been released. He said these museums will be built in Gujarat, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Manipur. This will instill a sense of patriotism. PM Modi has launched several projects for the welfare and development of tribals.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has said that the State Cabinet has decided to name the museum after the great freedom fighter Rani Gaidinliu and the museum should be set up in Luangcao village of Rani Gaidinlu. 15 crores has been sanctioned for this project by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is celebrating the Amrut Mahotsav Week of Independence, which began on November 15, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Tribal Pride Day. Rani Gaidinlu was posthumously awarded the Copper Plate in 1972, the Padma Bhushan in 1982, the Vivekananda Seva Samman in 1983, the Stree Shakti Award in 1991 and the Bhagwan Birsa Munda Award in 1996.’