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 Water Power 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. As Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Modi started such a scheme in the form of Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana for the overall development of tribal society, which led to parallel development of individuals, villages and regions. Tribal society cannot develop unless there is complete development of the individual, the village and the region. For the first time, Shri Modi had launched Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana on the ground in Gujarat and for the first time after Independence, if any State gave constitutional rights to tribal society, then it was given by Gujarat under the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi. The Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana was formulated keeping in mind the development of all, inclusive and all-inclusive. Now Shri Modi has conceived this institution to unite the development of 8 percent tribal society of this country with many types of diversity at the national level also.