On February 16, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the huge National Tribal Festival known as “Aadi Mahotsav.” The inauguration was at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.
Today, India proudly represents Adivasi culture on some of the biggest platforms in the world. The same is as a response to global issues like climate change and global warming. We can boldly state that the world has much to learn from Adivasis when it comes to sustainable development. Said PM Modi at the inauguration.
In order to support the artists and crafters, the Prime Minister asked that all citizens of the National Capital Region in Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh attend the tribal festival in large numbers and make as many purchases of various artefacts and tribal goods as they can.
“The development of Adivasis is personal for me. Before I was in politics, and just a worker at an organisation. At that time, I used to get to go to Adivasis in many states of the country. I have spent weeks with Adivasi communities and families in every corner of the nation. I have seen your traditions, lived them, and learnt a lot from them,” PM Modi said at the inauguration.
Language Barrier is an issue for Tribal Children, according to PM Modi:
PM Modi stated that just 90 Eklavya Model Residential Schools for tribal kids existed from 2004 to 2014. When discussing his government’s dedication to tribal development. However, more than 500 EMRSs had been authorised from 2014 to 2023. Further, a total of 400 of them are already operational. According to Mr. Modi, “We also declared in the Budget that we would be hiring close to 40,000 instructors for these institutions.”
The language barrier is a major problem for Adivasi children, he continued. However, mother tongue education is now possible because to the New Education Policy. Adivasis can now advance while learning in their native language.
Additionally, he honored Birsa Munda, a tribal freedom fighter, with flowers. On November 15, 1875, Birsa Munda, a member of the Munda tribe, was born. He led an Indian tribal religious Millenarian movement in the tribal belt of present-day Bihar and Jharkhand during British administration in the late 19th century.
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