Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits an exhibition on the occasion of ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’ Mahasammelan in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on November 15, 2021. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is also seen. (PIB)
Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched multiple key initiatives for the welfare of Janjatiya (Tribal) community at Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas Mahasammelan here on November 15, 2021.
He launched the ‘Ration Aapke Gram’ scheme in Madhya Pradesh. The PM also launched the Madhya Pradesh Sickle Cell Mission. He laid the foundation of 50 Eklavya Model Residential Schools across the country.
Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai Patel, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Dr. Virendra Kumar, Union Ministers of State Prahlad S Patel, Faggan Singh Kulaste, and Dr. L Murugan were among those present.
Marking his own long association with the tribal community, the Prime Minister praised the richness of their spiritual and cultural life and said that “every cultural aspect of tribal including songs and dances carry a life lesson and they have so much to teach”.
The Prime Minister stressed that “it is our duty to bring the inspiring stories of tribal heroes and heroines in the freedom struggle before the country and to introduce them to the new generation”.
Prime Minister Modi said in all central government welfare schemes, Aspirational Districts with a high proportion of the tribal population are being given priority.
He remarked that the tribal region of the country has always been rich in terms of wealth and resources. But “those who were in the government earlier, followed the policy of exploiting these areas. We are following the policy of utilizing the potential of these areas properly”.
He informed how by changing forest laws, forest resources were made available to the tribal society.
“Today, products by the artisans of the tribal section are being promoted nationally and globally, More than 90 forest produces are being given MSP compared to 8-10 crops earlier. More than 150 medical colleges have been approved for such districts. More than 2500 Van Dhan Vikas Kendras have been connected with more than 37 thousand Self Help Groups. Leading to 7 lakh jobs. 20 Lakh land ‘Pattas’ have been given and attention is being paid to skilling and education of the tribal youth. 9 new tribal Research Institutes have been added in the last 7 years. Emphasis on mother tongue in the New Education Policy will help the tribal people,” PM Modi said. (Press Release)