Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the State Government is committed for overall development of scheduled tribes and weaker sections and to connect them with the main stream of the society. They should have faith that the Government is always standing with them. We have to make them economically, socially and educationally strong. ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’ are being celebrated in the state to give benefits of various schemes to the members of Scheduled Tribe community and to honour those who have done excellent works in the community. ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’ will be celebrated on November 25 in Umaria district and in Barwani district on November 27.
Chief Minister Chouhan was holding a meeting at Mantralaya on Friday in connection to arrangements of the programme. Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary Shivshekhar Shukla, Principal Secretary Pallavi Jain Govil and other were present at the meeting.
On the ‘Janjatiya Guarav Diwas’, One thousand forest right pattas in Barwani district and 28 in Umaria district will be distributed. Bhumi pujan for construction of buildings of newly sanctioned Government institutions will be performed and sale cum exhibition of products, produced by self-help groups will be organised.
In the programme, the students of Scheduled Tribe community, selected in JEE, NEET and CLAT will be honoured with ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Samman’. Moreover, a film ‘Ranbankure’ based on saga of Tribal heroes will also be screened.
Chief Minister Chouhan has said that along with the development of members of scheduled tribe community, it is important to connect them with the main stream of the society. We want to establish harmony by eradicating casteism. For this, ‘Samras Chhatravas’ should be established in the state, where along with the students of schedule tribe community, the students of other sections of society will also dwell.