Sonowal was accompanied by Saha on these events at Dhalai and Khowai districts of the state.
Sonowal and Saha also unveiled the statue of Bhagwan Birsa Munda at Ambassa in Dhalai district as well as at Khowai district. Earlier, they inaugurated Janjati Gaurav Diwas Maha Mela at Ambassa Dasami ghat. On this occasion, many senior citizens and leading members of the tribal society were honoured at these events.
“For years, especially during the reign of Congress, the due recognition was not given to the sacrifices made by the tribal society in India’s freedom struggle. Even after independence, the tribal societies were left mostly unattended leaving at the mercy of exploiters and with minimum development. However, this changed since 2014 when BJP government took charge at the centre,” Sonowal said.
“Today, our President is Droupadi Murmu who is the first tribal to hold this prestigious office of India. As a tribal son, I feel proud of what we have achieved during these years. Today, as a tribal, we are equal members of this society, equal citizens of this country and equal stakeholders in our responsibility to build a new India,” he added.
The union minister also appreciated the efforts made by the Tripura government to bring development to the tribal communities of the state.