Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Jaswantsinh Bhabhor on Thursday lauded the efforts being put by Sikkim towards the development of the tribal community in the State.
He expressed his profound gratitude to Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on behalf of the Union Government for uplifting and empowering the tribal community in the State and the welfare measures being implemented under his leadership.
He further added that the State Government and Central Government should collaboratively work to ensure that the weaker sections of the society are uplifted.
He said that the Prime Minister has laid huge emphasis on the development of the north-eastern region.
“Tribal community is spread across almost all the states and the Central Government is committed to bring development to their doorsteps through the support of the State Governments,” he said.
Bhabhor who is on a two-day visit to Sikkim chaired a review meeting with the officials of the State Social Welfare department and principals of EMRS schools at New Raj Bhawan on Thursday.
Earlire, Social Welfare special secretary Dhanjyoti Mukhia in her welcome address briefed about the activities being carried out in the State for the development and upliftment of the tribal community.
She outlined the emphasis laid by the State Government on inclusive development to ensure equal social justice and economic empowerment of all.
A brief presentation was made on the schemes implemented by the State Government under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
A presentation was also made by the engineering cell of the department highlighting the infrastructural developments for implementation of schemes and programmes under tribal affairs.
The meeting was attended by district collector (East) Kapil Meena, senior officers of the Social Welfare Department, officials from the Ministry, principals of EMRS schools in the State and members of NGOs.