Jaipur. Governor Kalraj Mishra has said that the ancient tradition and Indian culture is still visible in the tribal areas. He has called for the preservation of the art, culture and crafts of the tribal society on a large scale.
Governor Mishra was addressing the Tribal Pride Day honor ceremony organized at Raj Bhavan on the occasion of the birth anniversary of revolutionary great man Birsa Munda. He said that special attention should be paid to the development of education, health, infrastructure and livelihood to remove the economic disparity in the tribal society. He also stressed upon the need to incorporate innovations and new programs in planning for these areas with the aim of holistic development of tribals.
The Governor said that the great revolutionary Birsa Munda, who is worshiped as God in the tribal society, for the independence of the country and for the preservation of the culture and pride of the tribal society, is unforgettable. He called for working with collective thinking for the all-round development of the tribal community.
Governor Shri Mishra said that tribal welfare has been his top priority and accordingly, effective implementation of schemes for the welfare of the residents of tribal areas in the state is being ensured. He said that to give impetus to the development of tribal area, Tribal Transformation Unit has also been constituted at Raj Bhavan level.
Minister of State for Tribal Area Development Department, Shri Arjun Singh Bamnia said that Lord Birsa Munda played the bugle of struggle for the country’s independence in the tribal society. He said that even on the soil of Rajasthan, Amar Shaheed Nana Bhai Khat and Kalibai raised their voice against the oppressive policies of the British rule. He said that the State Government has made arrangements for NEET and JEE coaching in Kota for the students of tribal areas. For the preparation of government services, a building for tribal students has been built in Jaipur, whose operation will start soon.
On this occasion, the Governor felicitated the district project managers of Rajivika of Udaipur, Banswara and Dungarpur districts, who have the highest number of beneficiaries under Van Dhan Yojana, respectively. He felicitated the representatives of Van Dhan Vikas Kendras of Bhomtwara, Nayagaon (Udaipur), Kotra (Udaipur) and Chhoti Sadri (Pratapgarh) for introducing innovations and new value added products. In the 3rd National Cultural Festival of Eklavya Model Residential Schools, he presented certificates to the students who won different competitions and got high marks. He also honored health workers for doing remarkable work under the Swachh Project for the treatment of tuberculosis.
The Principal Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Subir Kumar while giving vote of thanks at the end of the program said that as per the powers conferred under Article 244 (1) in the Constitution, the Governor acts as the protector of the tribal area.
The Principal Secretary of, Tribal Area Development Department, Shri Alok Gupta informed about the schemes and programs being run by the state government for the welfare of the people of the tribal areas.
The Regional Manager, TRIFED, Mr. Sandeep Sharma informed about the products prepared by the tribal groups of Rajasthan, their marketing and the work being done for the livelihood of the tribal people.
On this occasion, Joint Secretary, Tribal Area Development Department, Mr. Nikia Gohain, Rajasangh Advisor Mr. Liaquat Hussain, Joint Secretary and Director TAD at Raj Bhavan, Mrs. Kavita Singh along with officers of Tribal Area Development, representatives from tribal areas and students were present.