15.11.2021 : Governor inaugurates first Janajati Gaurav Diwas at Raj Bhavan
Governor inaugurates first Janajati Gaurav Diwas at Raj Bhavan
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari inaugurated the first Janajati Gaurav Diwas at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Monday (15 Nov).
The Janajati Gaurav Diwas was organized on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Janajati Krantivir Birsa Munda at the instance of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor hailed the contribution of Adivasis and Janajatis in the nation’s freedom movement. He said while the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose and other leaders is known to all, there are many known and unknown tribal revolutionaries whose contribution remains unknown. In this connection, he complimented Government of India for creating a feeling of pride among tribals by deciding to organize the Janajati Gaurav Diwas.
Hailing tribals as protectors of nature, the Governor said vanavasis and Janajatis have lived in forests and rural areas in perfect harmony with nature while deriving livelihood from them. In this connection, he paid rich tributes to tribal revolutionary Birsa Munda for his sacrifices.
The Governor said the tribal communities have given the nation some of the best sports persons and mountaineers. He called for improving mobile connectivity in tribal areas to hasten the development of the backward tribal regions.
Governor Koshyari called upon the people to purchase products made by Adivasi women and men such as Bamboo Diwali Sky lamps, rakhis, and furniture. This according to him will ensure their economic empowerment.
Community and Individual Forest titles were distributed to beneficiary tribals on the occasion.
The Governor also gave away Tabs to tribal students from Palghar and felicitated tribal students who have passed UPSC Mains, NEET, JEE and other competitive examinations.
Principal Secretary to the Governor Santosh Kumar, Secretary of Tribal Development Department Anup Kumar Yadav, Commissioner of Tribal Research and Training Institute Dr Rajendra Bharud and Commissioner of Tribal Development Hiralal Sonawane were present.