Bhopal, Nov 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched multiple key initiatives for the welfare of Janjatiya community at Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas Mahasammelan.
He launched the ‘Ration Aapke Gram’ scheme in Madhya Pradesh.
He also launched the Madhya Pradesh Sickle Cell Mission.
He laid the foundation of 50 Eklavya Model Residential Schools across the country.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said India is celebrating its first Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas.
“For the first time in the country after Independence, on such a large scale, the art-culture of the entire country’s tribal society, their contribution to the freedom movement and nation building is being remembered and honored with pride”, he said.
Marking his own long association with the tribal samaj, the Prime Minister praised the richness of their spiritual and cultural life and said that every cultural aspect of tribal including songs and dances carry a life lesson and they have so much to teach.
The Prime Minister said in all central government welfare schemes, Aspirational Districts with a high proportion of tribal population are being given priority.
He remarked that the tribal region of the country has always been rich in terms of wealth and resources.