Komaram Bhim Vardhanti today
Komaram Bhim Vardhanti Today, The 73rd Death Anniversary of Girijan Leader Komaram Bhim. he State Government has agreed to organise an official...
State govt organising his birth anniversary for the first time
Adilabad: The 73rd death anniversary of Girijan leader Komaram Bhim will be observed at Jodeghat village in Kerameri mandal of Adilabad district on Friday. The State Government has agreed to organise an official programme in memory of the Girijan leader who fought against the Nizam rulers to protect the rights of tribal people. Jodeghat is the native village of the tribal leader.
A memorial puja would be conducted at 8.00 am on Friday and there would be a meeting. Girijans from several thandas, officials, political leaders, tribal leaders and folk artistes are expected to participate in the meeting. There would be cultural programmes in the evening. Certain resolutions would be passed at the meeting for the welfare of tribal population in the area.
Komaram Bhim fought for the rights of Girijans on water resources (jal), forest products (jungle) and lands (jameen). While fighting against the then Nizam’s army, he died in 1940. Annually, Girijan people from surrounding villages assemble at Jodeghat to pay tributes to him.
As per information, the State Government has recently agreed to establish an exclusive university for the benefit of Girijans. The university would be established in Adilabad district and officials are making efforts to locate suitable land. The Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) provides subsidy up to 40 per cent to Girijans to purchase farm equipment. However, several of the tribal people are not getting these benefits.
The Girijans complain that Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), in the name of establishing Open Cast Mines (OCMs), has been trying to occupy Girijan habitations and forcing them to vacate their places.
There are no basic amenities in the surrounding 12 villages of Jodeghat. Locals urge the government to take up development activities at the villages.