Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his government will open museums in different parts of the country to acknowledge contribution of tribals in India’s freedom struggle. He made the announcement after laying the foundation stone for one such museum at Sadhu Bet near Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia in Narmada district yesterday. Sadhu Bet is a small island on river Narmada where the Gujarat government is building Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 182 metre tall statue.
Addressing a public meeting at Dabhoi in Vadidara district of Gujarat, after dedicating the Sardar Sarovar Dam to the nation, Mr Modi said, many tribals sacrificed a lot while fighting numerous battles for India’s independence between 1857 and 1947.
Prime Minister said, his government wants to build museums in all states where tribals fought for independence between 1857 and 1947. He said, tribals from all corners of the country fought bravely and he strongly believes that these tribals must get the respect they deserve and future generations must know their contribution.