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Day 4 of Samvaad emphasizes on Symbol of Unity


Jamshedpur, Nov. 18: The fourth day of Samvaad 2016 showcased a vibrant exchange of ideas and culture among the tribes from across the country.

The panelists at the various panel discussions raised the voice of tribal populace and called for the ‘Symbol of Unity’ among the tribes of India. The day was also marked by colorful performances by the tribes along with screening of various award winning films. Films of Anthropological Survey of India were also screened during the 4th day of Samvaad.

The daylong celebration of exchange of ideas at Samvaad, 2016 was kicked-off by the number of panel discussions held at the Tribal Culture Centre (TCC), Jamshedpur.

During the sessions held in the morning on Tribal Health Systems, Narayan Hegde, Founder Trustee, BAIF said, “Reservation alone cannot serve the purpose for tribes.

The will also need to act, to ensure education of their children, to promote health among their communities, to adopt measures for a regular income.” Adding to the discussion, Partapi Bai, a traditional healer from Rajasthan said, “Our knowledge about traditional medicines has passed from generation to generation. We have been practicing, learning and teaching the next generation as well.”

Further, Dr Abhay Bang, Director, SEARCH (Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health), Gadchiroli, Maharashtra said, “Correct documentation of both successful cases and failures is necessary. With basic training you can become barefoot healthcare providers at village level.”

Speaking on the perspectives of tribal development, Jadav Payeng, Forest Man of India said, “Tribes are the closest to nature. They must write to contribute to nature by taking plantation drives on a massive scale.” Adding to the discussions, Rajeshwar Basumatary, a village head from Assam said, “Apart from reservation, steps must be taken for capacity building of tribal communities.”

The colorful evening was dominated by the vibrant dance performances by Rabha from Assam, Santhals from Jharkhand, Khasi from Meghalaya, Kurumba from Kerala, Kuki from Nagaland and Oraon from Jharkhand.

The visitors were also treated by delicious tribal food at the Ganesh Puja Maidan along with an array of tribal handicrafts to shop.

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