The Jharkhand Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Raghurbar Das approved the construction of a 25-foot long statue of freedom fighter Birsa Munda in a museum on Monday. The statue will be erected at the Birsa Munda Central Jail which will be converted into a museum.
“Along with the statue of Birsa Munda, 9-ft statues of 10 freedom fighters of the state will also come up in the Museum,” said Urban Development secretary Ajay Kumar to reporters post cabinet meeting.
As per an official report, the Jharkhand government gave the permission to construct the statue of Birsa Munda and nine other statues of martyrs at nine-foot and allocated a sum of Rs 3.57 crore for the same.
Jharkhand is developing the old Birsa Munda Central Jail into a museum dedicated to Birsa Munda. Birsa Munda had fought against the British rulers and was hanged in the same jail. The prisoners were shifted to a new building in 2006, and the old central jail is being converted into a museum spread across 30 acres.
The state government also decided to give Rs one lakh to Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribe students who have qualified the preliminary examination of the Union Public Service Commission. The money will help the students prepare for the main examination.
The cabinet also gave its nod to increase the monthly payments of the Aganwadi Sevikas and others.