Ranchi: Jharkhand Governor CP Radhakrishnan participated on World Tribal Day Celebrations at Ranchi University in Ranchi on Tuesday.
August 9th, The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is celebrated worldwide.
Jharkhand Governor said, “The objective of observing this day is to promote awareness of their contributions across various social domains and encourage its advancement.”
Along with this, it aims to provide future generations with their unique way of life and their deep connection to this land.
Radhakrishnan said, their remarkable struggles and sacrifices for various rights and their motherland are unforgettable in history.
He said, the state of Jharkhand is the land of heroes.
In this state, there have been many great personalities, including Dhartiaba Bhagwan Birsa Munda, Veer Budhu Bhagat, Sidho-Kanhu, Chand-Bhairav, Phulo-Jhanho, Jatra Tana Bhagat, Diva Kishun, and many more.
Who sacrificed everything for the motherland and the society.
They all were born in a tribal community.
On this occasion, I extend my heartfelt tribute to these great souls and to all other luminaries who fought for the motherland and made significant sacrifices.
It’s well-known that since ancient times, these tribal communities have remained an integral part of Indian civilization and culture.
This community’s rich history and tradition is inspiring, and it has left an indelible mark on the global stage.
The art, culture, folk tradition, and customs of the tribes have a different flair.
Traditional songs and dances are very much attractive.
The music and dance are not limited to their communities alone, they are incorporated into film, media, and other global forums.
Tribal societies are deep nature lovers, which glimpse is also visible in their festivals.
In the era of global warming, every human being must protect nature.
The world needs to learn from traditional cultures and protect nature.
In the state of Jharkhand, with a population of more than 3.28 crores, the number of tribes is about 28% of the population.
There are 32 Scheduled Tribes in the state and 8 PVTGs.
Various welfare schemes are run by the Central and State Governments for the development of these Tribes.
Only with the effective implementation of these schemes will this group of society join the mainstream of progress.
During my visits to various panchayats across all 24 districts of the state, I interacted with people of all categories and closely observed their skills.
I have seen that the women of the tribal society here are hardworking and yearning for development.
Our tribal sisters are also actively participating in the women’s self-help groups and making efforts to become self-reliant.
Positive changes are visible in the socio-economic condition of our sisters after joining this group.
I am delighted and proud to say that the products manufactured by women’s self-help groups are of high quality.
However, there is still a need to ensure better market availability for these products.
In this aspect, we can enhance their socio-economic empowerment and contribute to their overall well-being.
Many people in the tribal community have achieved education with full zeal and enthusiasm despite adverse circumstances.
The conditions are changing, and the education environment is more favourable than before.
In such a situation, more and more people should get higher education; this should be our effort.
It would be best if you took inspiration.
President of the country and former Governor of Jharkhand State, Droupadi Murmu, who pursued higher education despite being in adverse circumstances.
Her life is undoubtedly a role model for the daughters of the country.
A few months back, the President of the country visited Jharkhand state a few months ago.
During her stay in Jharkhand, she interacted with the people of PVTGs at Raj Bhavan on different issues related to them.
She played an important role in forming the separate Tribal and Regional Language Department of Ranchi University.
This remarkable initiative will encourage the tribes of the state to promote their languages and heritage.
Our popular Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has decided to celebrate Bhagwan Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary as ‘Tribal Pride Day’ across the country.
Bhagwan Birsa Munda was an inspirational social reformer and a visionary freedom fighter who raised his voice against the atrocities committed by the British.
His sacrifice for the nation will continue to inspire future generations.
I am delighted to say that the people of the tribal community here excel in arts, literature, and sports.
In the last Women’s Hockey World Cup, our daughters Salima Tete and Nikki Pradhan showcased their talent and brought glory to the nation.
Jharkhand is known as the “Land of Archery.”
Many athletes from here, including Deepika, have displayed great performances at the international level.
Our nation is making rapid progress.
We have achieved success in various fields.
The entire world is watching our country’s activities with admiration.
Our country is the fifth-largest economy in the world, and we believe that soon we will become the third-largest economy.
Educational institutions play a crucial role in this, so it is the responsibility of our universities and academic institutions to remain vigilant in ensuring the interests of students.