PM Modi declares Rajasthan's Mangarh Dham national monument

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Mangarh Dham national monument

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared Mangarh Dham in Rajasthan a national monument on 1 November, 2022.

Important facts

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the  ‘Mangarh Dham ki Gaurav Gatha’ programme in Banswara district of Rajasthan on 1 November.

  • The event is being organised by the Ministry of Culture. The Chief Ministers of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are also participating in this program.

  • He addressed a gathering of members of Bhil tribals and other tribes at Mangarh Dham in Banswara district.

  • PM paid tributes to the tribals who were massacred by the British army in 1913 in Mangarh in Rajasthan.

About Mangarh Dham

  • It is a memorial for around 1,500 tribals massacred by the British army in 1913, is located on the Gujarat-Rajasthan border, a region with a large tribal population.

  • In 1913 the assembly of tribals and forest dwellers against the British Raj in Mangarh was led by the social reformer Govind Guru.

  • This massacre of tribals, which took place six years before Jallianwala Bagh, is sometimes referred to as "Adivasi Jallianwala".

  • On November 17, 1913, the British army killed hundreds of Bhil tribesmen in the hills of Mangarh.

  • The Bhil tribe is called the "Dhanush Man of India" because they are highly skilled in learning the bow.

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