Religion in news: Sarna Religion

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  • November 13, 2020
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Religion in news: Sarna Religion

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Culture

In news

  • The Jharkhand government has passed a resolution to send the Centre a letter to recognise Sarna religion and include it as a separate code in the Census of 2021.

Important value additions 

Sarna religion

  • The followers of Sarna faith believe in praying to nature. 
  • The motto of the faith is “Jal, Jungle, Zameen”. 
  • Its followers pray to the trees and hills while believing in protecting the forest areas.

Do you know? 

  • It is believed that 50 lakhs tribals in the entire country put their religion as ‘Sarna’ in the 2011 census, although it was not a code.
  • Jharkhand has 32 tribal groups of which 8 are from Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups.

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