Tribal Welfare Minister Omkar Singh Markam attended the concluding session of the three-day National Seminar focusing on tribal language, culture and overall development at Indira Gandhi Manav Museum in Bhopal today. Mr. Markam said that today the whole world is facing the crisis of global warming and increasing pollution. At such a time, learning of environmental protection can be learned better from the tribal community. The tribal community is closest to nature. In the concluding session, Mr. Markam released the book “Adivasi-an Introduction to India” and “Kundukh B Oat”.
Three-day national seminar held at Indira Gandhi Manav Sangrahalaya.
Minister Mr. Markam said that their development is possible by educating the tribal class. He said that we also have to keep in mind that in the race for development, our younger generation should not get away from their tradition and customs. Mr. Markam said that any society can develop fully only when the women of that society are also given equal opportunities to progress. The Tribal Welfare Minister said that the conclusions drawn from the deliberations in the National Seminar will be used in the welfare, schemes and policy-making of the tribal community.
In the concluding session, social activist of Arunachal Pradesh Ms. Jarjum Atte said that the security of the country can be strengthened only in an atmosphere of communal harmony. He urged that the tribal rights cases should be resolved on priority basis in the Forest Rights Act in Madhya Pradesh. Dr. Abhay Khakha of Tribal India Coordination Forum said that the national seminar was attended by representatives of 21 tribal communities from 16 states. These representatives discussed nine topics including education, health, language, culture of the tribal community. In the concluding session, the Tribal Welfare Minister Mr. Markam read the Bhopal Declaration.