Sonbhadra: The Vanavasi Samagam program at Sonbhadra was today held in the august presence of President of India Ramnath Kovind, Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath near Seva Kunj Ashram campus. On this occasion, the newly constructed Birsa Munda Vanvasi Vidyapeeth School and Antyodaya Vidyalayak School of Sewa Kunj Ashram were inaugurated by the President.
During the special visit, the President visited Sewa Kanduj Ashram campus, the service dedication institute and saw arrangements. He also took part in the traditional worship at the ashram and gave gifts to the citizens of the tribal society involved in the puja pandal.
During the course of the day, Kovind even dined with the tribals. On this occasion, the President was honoured by offering him a cap and memento made by the tribals.
The President said in the local language that all should take blessings from Maa Vindhyavasini and Jwala Devi. He said that he wanted to come to the ashram long ago, but could not come last year in view of Corona. He said that his wish has been fulfilled today. The district Sonbhadra is full of natural resources and is the capital of energy. Elaborating on the life values of Birsa Munda and the life values of other great men, he said that the lives of these great men were for human service.
The President said that Seva Kunj is developing as an education project. Expressing gratitude to Seva Kunj, the institute that undertakes the work of education, he said that the people in Sonbhadra are arranging for better education and the system of higher education is also going on. He said that it is nice to meet tribal people of Sonbhadra district. The diversity and unity of tribal society is being seen in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.
The President congratulated the Karma Dancers and added that by promoting the folk arts of the Scheduled Tribes, they should be given a chance to perform in the state, country and the world.
He appreciated the cooperation of NTPC and NCL and said that this will help in the all-round development. The tribal society also helped Lord Shri Ram. He said that the pace of development of this backward region has to be taken forward. The soul of the country resides among rural and forest dwellers; without the development of the forest society, the country cannot develop. He was of the frim view that the Aboriginal cultural heritage should be saved from extinction.