Vice-President Shri Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates Adivasi Mahotsav at Ramnagar (Mandla)
Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that it is the duty and constitutional obligation of all of us to ensure the all-round development of the tribals while keeping tribal culture intact. He said that tribals are native to India. They inspire us to live and develop by preserving and promoting nature and environment. The Vice-President was addressing the inaugural function of the two-day tribal festival at Ramnagar, the historic site of the Gondwana kingdom in Mandla district.
Vice President Shri Naidu said that an adivasi mahotsav is being organized in Ramnagar, Mandla to familiarize the youth with the tribal culture and to keep it alive. Through this, tribal crafts, music, arts and culture etc. are demonstrtated. He said that not only is government effort enough to keep tribal culture alive, but society should also contribute to it. He further said that in our lives we must never forget the mother who gave birth to us, the land of our birth, our mother tongue and our country. The tribals worship nature as their mother. This tribal tradition is exemplary and is an inspiration to all. The Vice-President said that special attention should be paid to educate tribals. He said that education brings awareness and progress in the society.
Peace must for development
Shri Venkaiah Naidu said that peace is essential for development. Development is not possibel without peace. He hoped that this historic land of the Gond empire would be able to preserve the language, culture and way of life of the tribes and be a part of their economic development. Before the programme, he paid floral tributes to the martyred kings of the Gondwana empire. Shri Naidu greeted the tribal dancers and the people present.
Vice Preisdent Shri Naidu symbolically distributed benefits of self-employment and disaster relief to the beneficiaries
Union Minister of State for Steel Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste and Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel laid emphasis on the education and development of the tribal culture, heritage and their development at the Adivasi Mahotsav. Union Minister of State Smt. Renuka Singh, Rajya Sabha member Smt. Sampatiya Uike, District Panchayat President Smt. Saraswati Marawi, MLA Shri Devsingh Saiyyam, administrative officers, dignitaries and people in a large number were present in the Mahtosav.