Gadchiroli July 13 (District correspondent) The birth anniversary of Krantiveer Narayan Singh Uike, a renowned tribal leader was celebrated by social organization ‘Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi’ at Kurkheda in the presence of Dr. Satish Gogulwar, President of the Santha, the other day.
A portrait of Mr. uike was garlanded by Dr. Gogulwar on the occasion. Dr. Gogulwar threw light on the life of late Mr. Uike. Born in a tribal family at village Katangi in Gondia district in 1917 and graduated from Nagpur University, Uike was a good football and kabaddi player. He worked as a revenue inspector for the livelihood of the family. After giving up this job in 1947, he moved to Chandrapur and joined as a teacher. Along with this, he started hostel for the tribal children. In 1952 he was elected from Purada (Heti) Constituency to the Legislative Assembly.
Mr. Uike also conducted Jabranjot agitation in Wadsa-Bhandara area which helped the landless people to get land rights. In Bhandara bye election of 1955, Uike gave all possible help to Babasaheb Ambedkar. His aim was to unite the tribal and dalit population. He was also instrumental in Area Restriction Act repealing in 1976. He organized 60000 people’s march at Nagpur in 1960 and 14 days fast and imprisonment in front of Gadchiroli Tehsil office for this, told Dr. Gogulwar.
In 1969, he held the post of Member of Maharashtra State Legislative Assembly. On 26 July 1972, this fighting leader of the tribal community passed away. His heroic deeds will always inspire the present generation, Dr. Gogulwar said.
A large number of people attended the programme.
Photo Dr. Satish Gogulwar and others seen at the bith anniversary of Krantiveer Narayansingh Uike.