Alluri Sitarama Raju : Birth Anniversary
The President of India attended the closing ceremony of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Alluri Sitarama Raju in Hyderabad.
- The 125th ceremony of Alluri Sitha Rama Raju was a year-long celebration of the birth anniversary of the legendary freedom fighter.
- The ceremony was launched by the Prime Minister on July 4, 2022.
- Alluri Sitarama Raju was an Indian revolutionary who fought against the British colonial rule in India.
- He led a guerrilla campaign in the Eastern Ghats region of present-day Andhra Pradesh, mobilizing the tribal people against the oppressive forest laws and policies of the British government.
- He is widely regarded as a hero of the jungle or Manyam Veerudu by the local people for his bravery and sacrifice.
- He was born on 4 July 1897 or 1898 in Pandrangi village, Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh.
- He belonged to a Telugu-speaking Kshatriya family.
- Alluri Sitarama Raju joined the Non-cooperation movement led by Mahatma Gandhi and witnessed the exploitation of tribal people in the Eastern Ghats region by British authorities.
- Alluri Sitarama Raju formed a guerrilla army and used Guerrilla warfare to launch attacks on British police stations and outposts.
- Alluri Sitarama Raju was captured and killed by British forces in Koyyuru village on 7 May 1924, marking the end of the Rampa Rebellion.
- A postal stamp issued by the Government of India in 1986 featuring Alluri Sitarama Raju.