Baripada, Odisha – President Droupadi Murmu visited Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanja Deo University on Saturday to interact with members of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) of Odisha.
The President’s visit was aimed at understanding the challenges and issues faced by the PVTGs, and to identify ways to address their concerns. During the interaction, the President listened to the problems faced by the PVTGs and assured them of the government’s commitment to their welfare.
Addressing the gathering, the President emphasized the need to preserve the culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the PVTGs. She also stressed the importance of education in empowering the tribal communities and enabling them to lead a dignified life.
The President also highlighted the various schemes and initiatives launched by the government for the upliftment of the tribal communities. She encouraged the PVTGs to take advantage of these schemes and programs and urged government officials to ensure that these benefits reach the targeted beneficiaries.
The President’s visit was welcomed by the tribal communities, who expressed their gratitude for her efforts in addressing their issues. They also presented the President with traditional gifts as a mark of respect.
The event was attended by several government officials, representatives from tribal welfare organizations, and members of the academia. The President’s visit is expected to pave the way for the development of the tribal communities and bring positive changes to their lives.