Chief Minister Raghubar Das today stressed on the need of preserving the tribal culture, which, he said was a matter of pride for the whole State. The CM, while participating in the concluding programme of historic Mudma Jatra Mela as Chief Guest at Mandar, said that he is fortunate to pray at the ‘Shakti Sthal’ of tribal community.
“At the Shakti Sthal, I have asked for power for the welfare of the people. All-round development of the poor is the priority of the government. The fair brings sweetness; it is the medium of communion. At the same time, we are also proud by being familiar with rich tradition and culture of the State,” he said. “We have to save tribal tradition and culture together. The State Government has accorded the status of State Fair to Mudma Jatra Mela, whose notification has been issued. We are proud of our tribal culture and tradition and we have to keep it intact. The new generation of youth should go ahead and save their culture. Do not let this culture attack you,” he said. The Chief Minister said that before 2014, assess the status of Mudma Mela. The government has tried to develop this area. Problems here will be overcome soon. A path leading to the Shakti Sthal will be constructed within two months, he added.
Mandar MLA, Gangotri Kujur said that people have been following the culture that has been going on for centuries here. “People from foreign countries come here. The fair has been operating in the clean environment for the last five years. The government has done development work here. Mandar has been a tribal dominated area. Tribals are demanding the government to implement the Sarna Code. The Chief Minister will definitely take initiative in this direction,” she said. Religious leader Bandhan Tigga welcomed the CM on the occasion and apprised him of the history and tradition of the Mudma Jatra.
Ranchi DC Rai Mahimapat Ray, SSP Anish Gupta, RanchiPahda Jatra Samiti president Jagram Oraon, Secretary Ranthu Oraon, Kamle Oraon along with people from Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand were present on the occasion.