By Shivangi Chawla
Every year, August 9 is celebrated as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples or World Tribal Day.The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. On World Tribal Day, the tribal people living in different areas of Rajasthan organise religious, social and cultural programs.The Tribal community has been demanding for many years to declare ‘World Tribal day’ a ‘National holiday’ on 9 August. Rajasthan Chief Minister has already declared 9 August a public holiday as the occassion of World Tribal Day. Now the Tribal Army are requesting PM Narendra Modi to declare 9 August as the World Tribal Day .
Today, we give you some facts that you may not know about the tribal people of India..
- The Bnei Menashe tribe, found in India’s Manipur and Mizoram, are descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel.
- Instead of converting to other religions, these people converted back to the religion of their ancestors after redescovering their roots.
- It is also reported that they have been practicing Judaism for the last thirty years.
5.The Gaddi tribe is one of the very few tribes of India that live like gypsies.
- They travel with their flocks to higher pastures in the summer, leaving their villages for the season.