The Union Minister for Home and Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah inaugurated the National Institute of Tribal Research in New Delhi today. The Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda, the Union Minister for Law and Justice Shri Kiren Rijiju, the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Renuka Singh Saruta and the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs and Waterpower Shri Bishweswar Tudu were present on the occasion.
In his address, the Union Home and Cooperation Minister said that today is a very important day for the whole country, especially tribal society. Today this National Tribal Research Institute is coming into existence according to the imagination of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. There are many Tribal Research Institutes in the country, but there was no national link connecting many diversities of tribal society and this institute being built according to the vision of Shri Narendra Modi will become that link.
Shri Amit Shah said Shri Narendra Modi also announced and celebrated Tribal Pride Day for the first time after Independence. Shri Shah also said this institute will conduct research and evaluation on various subjects, training of employees and capacity building of other institutions, will also collect data and will also promote good practices to increase confidence. It will also work to popularize tribal festivals by giving them a modern outlook, while preserving their original spirit. This institute will also work on the maintenance of diversity of tribal museums envisioned by Shri Modi. In a way, this research institute will create a a blueprint for the development of the whole of tribal society. This research institute is going to be the backbone of tribal development for the next 25 years.
Shri Shah said the government led by Shri Modi has done much work for the respect of tribals. Shri Narendra Modi has given glory to the tribal leaders who have been rejected and forgotten in many States. Be it the Khasi-Garo movement, the Mizo movement, the Manipur movement, the bravery of Veer Durgavati or the sacrifice of Rani Kamlavati, the Modi government has glorified all of them. We have also decided to celebrate Adivasi Tribal Pride Day by associating with Lord Birsa Munda. We are also building 10 museums at a cost of about Rs. 200 crores.Tags: Amit Shah, Birsa Munda, Khasi-Garo movement, Mizo movement, National Institute of Tribal Research, Rani Kamlavati, tribal festivals, Tribal Pride Day, Veer Durgavati