President Droupadi Murmu will be attending the final event of the 125th birth anniversary celebrations for Alluri Sitarama Raju on July 4 in Hyderabad as the chief guest. Alluri Sitarama Raju was a tribal leader who fought against British colonial rule and led the Rampa Rebellion in the 1920s. The Union Government started year-long celebrations last year to honor his contribution to India’s freedom struggle.
On July 4, 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 30-feet high bronze statue of Alluri Sitarama Raju in Bheemavaram. He was born on July 4, 1897, in Pandrangi village of Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh.