Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared Mangarh Dham a National Monument in the Banswara District, Rajasthan. PM Modi mentioned that India’s past, present, and future are not complete without the tribal community. Mangarh Dham is a symbol of tenacity and sacrifices of tribals and added that this is the common heritage of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to Bhil Freedom fighter Shri Govind Guru at the event.
PM Modi Declared Mangarh Dham National Monument- Key Points
- Manghar holds special importance for the Bhil Community and other tribes of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat.
- The representative of the traditions and ideals of India were freedom fighters like Shri Govind Guru.
- He lost his family and his life while fighting for the freedom of his tribe.
- Prime Minister also mentioned that the massacre took place in Mangarh on 17th November 1913.
India was fighting against the British and during the freedom struggle, the Bhil community and other tribes were also fighting a long-stand off against British officials. On 17th November 1913, 1.5 lakh Bhil was performing a rally against the British, where Britishers opened fire at the gathering. The massacre leads to the death of 1500 tribal people.