Tribals are protector of nature and culture: Hemant Soren

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that the state government has decided to declare August 9 as World Tribal Day as a public holiday in the state.

Speaking after undertaking a plantation drive at the Neelambar-Peetambar Park Morhabadi he said that henceforth every year on August 9 a public holiday would be observed in the state. He said that tribals worship nature and it was a matter of great pride that people who are closest to nature the most are celebrating the day. However, he said that due to Coronavirus this year the function could not be grand but in future this day would be also celebrated in a big day.

The Chief Minister said that Jharkhand was a tribal-dominated state and their art and culture have a distinct identity. He said that a day also provided for an occasion to ponder as to whether the tribals have been able to get the real benefits of the rights provided to them by the constitution.

The Chief Minister said that since the starting days itself the government was keeping an eye on the Coronavirus situation and the fight against it needed to be fought and also won. He said the Government of India has started the process of unlocking. He said that unemployment was a big challenge in the state and the government would do whatever it needs to be done to tackle the problem.

The Chief Minister on the occasion planted the saplings of Sal and Karam trees and hoped that as the trees would grow the society of the state would also grow.

Hemant on the occasion also extended his greetings to the tribals who reside in different states and countries of the world. He also garlanded the statue of great martyrs Neelambar-Peetambar. Clad in traditional attire the Chief Minister reached the venue and also played Mandar.

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