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Gujarat Tribal Advisory Committee’s meeting concludes

As per the forest right act all the tribal who possess the ownership rights of the forest lands can avail the benefits of a wide range of government schemes, said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during the Gujarat tribal advisory committee headed by him.

The tribal of the state should not only avail the land rights but also get hold of the benefits offered by government schemes to empower themselves and thereby they can play their roles in the development. The state government is always committed to help them out, said Mr. Modi. He further appealed to the officials to play rather pro-active roles for the same.

In this tribal advisory committee, tribal welfare and forest minister Ganpat Vasava, minister of state Jashvantsinh Bhabhor, MLAs, chief secretary and all the senior secretaries made representations on various subjects related to all-round development and empowerment of the tribal communities in Gujarat.

The state government has prioritized the tribal welfare matters and the works worth Rs. 40,000 crores are under implementation under the five-year second phase of (2012 to 2017) Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana in 43 talukas of the eastern tribal belt of Gujarat.

The new generation of the schedule tribes is extremely aware of higher education and bearing this in mind, the state government has decided to provide the coaching classes to the tribal students in every tribal talukas so that they can crack the entrance test for pursuing medical education.

With the successful implementation of Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana, there are new 33 I.T.I, three engineering colleges, two science and agricultural colleges and four polytechnic colleges have been started up in the entire tribal areas of Gujarat. In this year, there are new seven Eklavya Model Residential Schools and seven Girl residential schools have also been started. During the first five years of Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana, the works worth Rs. 17,200 crores for infrastructural facilities, development and empowerment have been completed against the total budget of Rs. 15000 crores, which were oulined during the meet.

In 2001, the tapped potable water connections were just 3.9% in the tribal houses, which are now increased by more than 43%. Moreover, new 64-electricity sub-station has also been started for the tribal areas. In this meeting, it has been informed that the water management project worth Rs. 3850 crores in the eastern tribal belt from Ambaji to Umagam will surely enrich the tribal lands.

Earlier, the annual income limit for the tribal families in order to recieve benefits of various schemes including housing was Rs. 11,000 and Rs.24,000 in rural and urban areas. This has been increased to Rs. 27,000 and Rs. 36,000 respectively.

Gujarat Tribal Advisory Committee’s meeting concludes

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COVID taught us that we are stronger and better when we are together: PM
“Generations will remember the manner in which human resilience prevailed over everything else”
“Poverty cannot be fought by making the poor more dependent on governments. Poverty can be fought when the poor start seeing governments as trusted partners”
“When power is used to empower the poor, they get the strength to fight poverty”
“The simplest and most successful way to mitigate climate change is to lead lifestyles that are in harmony with nature”
“Mahatma Gandhi is among the greatest environmentalists of the world. He led a zero carbon footprints lifestyle. In whatever he did, he put the welfare of our planet above everything else”
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Namaste!

It is a delight to address this young and energetic gathering. In front of me is a global family, with all the beautiful diversity of our planet.

The Global Citizen Movement uses music and creativity to bring the world together. Music, like sports, has an inherent ability to unite. The great Henry David Thoreau once said, and I quote: "When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am in-vulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest of times, and to the latest."

Music has a calming impact on our life. It calms the mind and the entire body. India is home to many musical traditions. In every state, in every region, there are many different styles of music. I invite you all to come to India and discover our musical vibrancy anddiversity.

Friends,

For almost two years now, humanity is battling a once in a lifetime global pandemic. Our shared experience of fighting the pandemic has taught us we are stronger and better when we are together. We saw glimpses of this collective spirit when our COVID-19 warriors, doctors, nurses, medical staff gave their best in fighting the pandemic. We saw this spirit in our scientists and innovators, who created new vaccines in record time. Generations will remember the manner in which human resilience prevailed over everything else.

Friends,

In addition to COVID, other challenges remain. Among the most persistent of the challenges is poverty. Poverty cannot be fought by making the poor more dependent on governments. Poverty can be fought when the poor start seeing governments as trusted partners. Trusted partners who will give them the enabling infrastructure to forever break the vicious circle of poverty.

Friends,

When power is used to empower the poor, they get the strength to fight poverty. And therefore, our efforts include banking the unbanked, providing social security coverage to millions, giving free and quality healthcare to 500 million Indians. It would make you happy that about 30 million houses have been built for the homeless in our cities and villages. A house is not only about shelter. A roof over the head gives people dignity. Another mass movement taking place in India is to providedrinking water connection to every household.The Government is spending over a trillion dollars for next-generation infrastructure.For several months last year and now, free food grains have been provided to 800 millions of our citizens.These, and several other efforts will give strength to the fight against poverty.

Friends,

The threat of climate change is looming large before us.The world will have to accept that the any change in the global environment first begins with the self. The simplest and most successful way to mitigate climate change is to lead lifestyles that are in harmony with nature.

The great Mahatma Gandhi is widely known for his thoughts on peace and non-violence. But, do you know that he is also among the greatest environmentalists of the world. He led a zero carbon footprints lifestyle. In whatever he did, he put the welfare of our planet above everything else.He highlighted the doctrine of trusteeship, where we all are trustees of the planet with the duty of caring for it.

Today, India is the only G-20 nation that is on track with its Paris commitments. India is also proud to have brought the world together under the banner of the International Solar Alliance and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.

Friends,

We believe in the development of India for the development of humankind.I want to conclude by quoting the Rig Veda, which is perhaps one of the world's oldest scriptures.Its verses are still the golden standard in nurturing global citizens.

The Rig Veda says:

संगच्छध्वंसंवदध्वंसंवोमनांसिजानताम्

देवाभागंयथापूर्वेसञ्जानानाउपासते||

समानोमन्त्रःसमितिःसमानीसमानंमनःसहचित्तमेषाम्।

समानंमन्त्रम्अभिमन्त्रयेवःसमानेनवोहविषाजुहोमि।।

समानीवआकूति: समानाहृदयानिव: |

समानमस्तुवोमनोयथाव: सुसहासति||

It means:

Let us move forward together, speaking in one voice;

Let our minds be in agreement and let us share what we have, like the Gods share with each other.

Let us have a shared purpose and shared minds. Let us pray for such unity.

Let us have shared intentions and aspirations that unify us all.

Friends,

what can be a better manifesto for a global citizen than this?May we keep working together

for a kind, just and inclusive planet.

Thank you.

Thank you very much.

Namaste.