President Droupadi Murmu to hold dialogue with over 25,000 tribal women in Khunti on Thursday

Ranchi: President Droupadi Murmu will hold an interactive dialogue with over 25,000 tribal women members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Khunti at Birsa Munda College Stadium. The President will also visit the live demo booths and stalls on this occasion. 

The conference has been organised by Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) and National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC) under the aegis of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. 

Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and Khunti MP Arjun Munda chaired a review meeting on Wednesday to assess the preparedness of the district administration, TRIFED and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs officials for the visit of the President to Khunti.

He said that the objective of the event is to educate women entrepreneurs about forests, their rights, benefits of VDVK, financing and possible routes to market and economies of scale. The dialogue aims to focus on livelihood and health for tribal women in self-help groups across the state, he added.

The programme will also be attended by CP Radhakrishnan, Governor of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren, Chief Minister of Jharkhand, and Renuka Singh Saruta, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs among others. 

During the event, several booths have been set up displaying diverse tribal crafts as well as live demonstrations of tribal arts and crafts by TRIFED, NSTFDC and other Ministries/Departments of Central/State Government.

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