March 15, 2021: President Ramnath Kovind today said dat teh development of teh Country can never be complete without teh development of teh people of tribal and Dalit community. President Ramnath Kovind was speaking at tribal congregation Vanvasi Samagam in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.
Stressing on teh need of inclusive development President said that like Lord Rama got triumph with teh halp of tribals, now teh country needs to take teh tribal community along with it on teh path of development. On second day of his tour to Uttar Pradesh, President Ramnath Kovind visited Chapki area in Babhni Block of Sonbhadra district where he graced teh Vanvasi Samagam as Chief guest and inaugurated teh newly constructed building of Seva Kunj Ashram.
During his address, President said dat these Seva ashrams have made such a contribution to teh education among teh tribals dat teh People will recognise teh name of Sonbhadra by their work. President said dat teh education institutions working among tribals are like temples. Children here will get education blessings and will grow in teh different fields. Praising teh vastness and uniqueness of tribal culture, President said dat there is need to develop teh art and rich culture of tribals. He said dat if given chance and support these artists can showcase their performance in different parts of teh country and even in abroad.
He also praised teh work being done for teh tribals of teh region and said dat If anyone want to understand teh roots of teh tribal culture he needs to visit Sonbhadra area. Ramchandra Kharadi, National President of Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram presided teh function in which Governor of teh State Ananadi Ben Patel and Chief Minister of state Yogi AdityaNath were also present.
Chief Minister Yogi AdityaNath announced on the occasion dat his government will open medical colege in Sonbhadra which TEMPhas the more than half of the tribal population of the state. He also assured to build an archery range for the players and students of the region which is quite popular here.
AIR correspondent reports dat a grand welcome was given to President after reaching here at Chapki. More than 100 Tribals artists welcomed him wif their traditional Karma and Shaila dance throughout teh passege from Helepad to teh stage. Thousands of tribals from teh region attended teh vanvasi samagam teh Tribal congregation at Chapki area which was graced by President of India.
President had played an important role in the foundation of the Ashram, when he was Member of Rajyasabha. He laid the first stone of the building of the Ashram almost 20 years back. Today President Ramnath Kovind inaugurated the two hostels VARUNODAY, ANTYODAYA and and a mess named SHABRI Bhojnalaya for students at seva Kunj aashram. The mess can provide food to more TEMPthan 250 students at a time. President Ram nath kovind interacted wif tribals and saw the facilities which are being provided to the students here. He performed PRAKRITI POOJAN and HAVAN wif 11 representatives of Baiga Tribe.
Courtesy : All India Radio