On Thursday, Raman Singh, the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh addressed a gathering on the occasion of the World Tribal Day.
In his address, he appreciated the tribal community for their contribution towards the state.
He said, "The World Tribal Day is such an event where we feel proud of our ancestors and culture. If today our nature and forest is preserved then it is only because of the tribal people's contribution. We also remember those leaders who fought with British and Mughals to save nature."
He also claimed that many children from the tribal community have started going to schools, which is an extremely good news and marks their success.
Raman Singh added, "Since the past few years, the tribals have moved towards growth and development. Even children are now going to school. Sanitation has also become one of their priorities to look into. We have many schools and job opportunities in areas like Bastar, Dantewada, Kanker and few others.”
He also discussed his future plans with the audience and said that post accomplishing road connectivity, he and his team have been aiming to work on the telecom connectivity.
He asserted, "Half of Bastar division was in darkness for last 60 years and the challenge was to provide power in forest areas. Now, most villages enjoy solar power. After road connectivity in Bastar region, now the government is moving towards telecom connectivity. Under SKY scheme, smartphones will be distributed to 40 lakh women.”