Rajouri Admin celebrates JanJatya Gaurav Diwas; DC calls for effective implementation of Welfare schemes for Tribal population


RAJOURI : To commemorate the brave tribal freedom fighters and unique cultural heritage of the tribal of Jammu and Kashmir, District Administration Rajouri today celebrated JanJatya Gaurav Diwas which marks the birth anniversary of Birsa Munda, the iconic tribal freedom fighter.

On this occasion, a series of activities were organised in the district. The main program was hosted here at Gujjar and Bakerwal Hostel which was presided over by Deputy Commissioner, Rajesh K Shavan.

Speaking during the event, the Deputy Commissioner said that Janjatiya Gaurav Divas will be celebrated every year to recognize the efforts of the tribal community in the preservation of cultural heritage and promotion of Indian values of national pride, valour, and hospitality.

The DC said that this is for the first time that programmes are being organised on a large scale to pay tributes to tribal freedom fighters who are considered as unsung heroes of India’s freedom struggle.

Highlighting the measures being taken for the welfare of the tribal community, he said that the District Administration is very much concerned for the socio-economic uplift of the SC/ST and OBC sections.

He said that the public at large is not much aware of these tribal heroes. He also stressed the need for generating massive awareness among the general public about the significance of the day so that the coming generations could know about the sacrifices of the tribal community for the country.

Among the others, Assistant Commissioner Development, Sushil khajuria; Assistant Commissioner Panchayat, Mohd Rashid kholi; DSEO, Bilal Mir; Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Warden Gujjar and Bakerwal Hostel, Staff of ITI Rajouri and others attended the program at Gujjar and Bakerwal Hostel Rajouri.

Similar program was also organised at GGMHSS Rajouri where Principal Raouf Dar and scholars highlighted the contribution of unsung tribal heroes of the Independence movement.


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