Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar said, the soul of India is incomplete without tribals
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar said, the soul of India is incomplete without tribals. He was addressing the sacrifice day celebrations organised in memory of Raja Shankar Shah and Kunwar Raghunath Shah at Jabalpur, in Madhya Pradesh today.
Shri Dhankhar said that today India is changing and tribal society has a huge contribution to this change. Describing the tribal community as the new hope of a changing India, the Vice President said that our tribal communities have a special place in the multicoloured culture of India.
Simple life, love for nature and the melodious echo of folk music make them different.
Underlining the important role played by Tribal freedom fighters in India’s freedom struggle, Shri Dhankhar said that unfortunately, the Tribal Heroes did not get the place they deserved in history.
He called upon the people of the country to bring the struggle and sacrifice made by those brave great men for the freedom of the country in front of society.
While saluting the bravery of the Veer Shiromani Raja Shankar Shah and Kunwar Raghunath Shah, the Vice President said that it is only because of their sacrifices like them that today we are able to breathe a free India and decide our own destiny.
Addressing the programme, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that the memorial of Raja Shankar Shah and Kunwar Raghunath Shah would be built at the exact same place where they sacrificed against British rule. The Chief Minister also informed that the State government had just started a programme in two districts for the eradication of sickle cell anaemia, now survey will be done in all the tribal districts and arrangements will be made for the treatment of the disease.
On this occasion, foundation stones were laid down for a college hostel for tribal children, three senior hostels, and other projects. In the programme, students of the tribal categories who have excelled in JEE and NEET examinations were also honoured under the Akanksha scheme.
Governor Mangubhai Patel, Union Ministers Faggan Singh Kulaste and Prahlad Singh Patel, and several Ministers of State government were present at the programme.