Nomadic and semi nomadic tribes urged to address problems and issues and through their own voice – Rajasthan

The Times of India, Jaipur, 1 September 2012

JAIPUR: Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday announced that his government is setting up a separate board for inclusive growth of de-notified, nomadic and semi nomadic tribes in the state. Addressing a gathering of tribesmen of different communities on the occasion of ‘Mukti Divas’ at Udyog Madian here, the chief minister urged them focus to more on the education of their children.

“Our government has decided that Vimukat, nomadic and semi nomadic tribes should have a separate board in the government. It will be a government body with a fulltime chairman and members. This board will help in addressing your problems and issues and through it your voice will now reach the cabinet and the government,” Gehlot said.

The setting up of board is seen as to woo the de-notified, nomadic and semi nomadic tribes ahead of the state assembly elections in 2013. As per the 2001 census, the consortium of 52 tribes in Rajasthan has a population of around one crore [10 million] and is the major vote bank of the Congress party.

The chief minister in his address also appealed to the people from different tribes to focus on educating their children so that they can take advantage of government schemes. “Without education, no caste has ever progressed. Educate your community so that you can progress in society and march along with the development of the country,” Gehlot added.

The tribes across the country celebrate August 31 as Mukti Divas. The day is observed to mark the occasion when in 1952 the first Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru, abolished the draconian law of Criminal Tribes Act formulated during the British rule. […]

Source: Govt mulls separate board for tribals – Times Of India
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Vimukat Jatis celebrate Mukti Divas

Amritsar, August 31 

The All-India Vimukat Jatis (denotified tribes) Sewak Sangh (AIVJSS) has urged the government to grant the Scheduled Tribe status to its 193 tribes.

Source: The Tribune, Chandigarh, India – Amritsar PLUS
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