- The courageous tribal martyrs led by Govind Guru fought the British rulers in the early 20th century.
- Born on 20th December, 1858, in a nomadic community in the Dungarpur-Banswara region of Rajasthan.
- Influence of:
- Govind Guru was influenced by the teachings of Swami Dayanand Saraswati to work for the socio-religious upliftment of people from the Bhil community.
- Worked for bettering tribal communities:
- While the colonial state was engaged in an organised loot of India’s resources, Govind Guru drew from Indian traditions and ideals to promote harmony amongst the tribal communities.
- Samp Sabha:
- He was 25 when he founded the Samp Sabha in 1883.
- The word samp means interaction and giving up evil practices.
- It was formed to bring harmony between tribal communities.
- From 1903 onwards, Mangarh hill became famous for an annual congregation of the Bhils and other tribal groups in the region.