New Delhi, Sept 24: Minister of State, Tribal Affairs, Bishweswar Tudu inaugurated two-day virtual “National Tribal Talent Pool Conclave” in collaboration with National Tribal Research Institute, (NTRI), Indian Institute of Public Administration, IIPA, New Delhi, KISS, (Deemed to Be University), Odisha, and SCSCRTI, Odisha from 23-24 September 2021.
During the workshop, he interacted with more than 250 Tribal research scholars, from different universities of Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and West Bengal. The scholars also presented their papers. The students and their guides had interactive session with officers of the Ministry.
Tribal Talent Pool initiative of MoTA aims at the development of the Tribal scholars by providing an environment of learning, support, contribution, and recognition and to enable them to participate in various research and evaluation activities undertaken by MoTA at Central and State levels.
Speaking on the occasion Bishweswar Tudu said that the Adivasi community has potential and multiple talents, not only in the field of research but they are also good in sports, art and crafts. He also mentioned that motivation and encouragement is required among the scholars, awareness should be on the forefront. He stated that the Tribal Talent Pool conclave will encourage the tribal talents with the proper guidance by various research institutes and these kinds of programs should be encouraged and should be of longer duration. He said that Ministry, State Government, NGOs, Universities have to work together on “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” for achieving significant improvement in human development, and education plays an important role.
Anil Kumar Jha, Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs said, the Ministry has a mandate and plays a central role for the Tribal development in the country. “National Tribal Talent Pool Conclave is an important initiative of the Ministry which aims to provide National Platform for the Tribal research Scholars. He mentioned that tribal talent needs to be showcased collectively on one platform. Tribal scholars can further contribute in the policy formation at both Centre and state level, public and private sector and also contribute for the community at large. Conclaves/workshops like this will encourage these tribal scholars to be proactive with their research work. He congratulated this effort of all the partners and suggested that collaboration is a basic key to knowledge enhancement and networking of scholars is important, working in the similar research topic.