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‘Friends of Tribal’ stresses importance of education

East Zone meeting of FTS held

Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, July 25 : The women�s wing of Friends of Tribal Society (FTS) Jamshedpur on Thursday called upon need to strengthen network to boost education of tribals. FTS, a voluntary organisation which was started in 1989 and working among the tribals in India,organised the East Zone meeting at a city hotel to chalk out future strategy.

A total of 20 representatives from East Zone comprising Rourkela, Kolkata, Ranchi, Dhanbad and Raipur took part in it.

President of the women�s wing of Friends of Tribal Society (FTS)ChetnaKauntiasaid a total of about 75000 single-teacher schools are running in the country out of which 470 are from our district.� We believe that if literacy is spread in every area, it would be easier to solve all problems. We want to the number of schools to 1 lakh,� said Kauntia.

“We were inspired by the words of Swami Vivekananda that if the child cannot go to school, then the school must go to the child,” said the president.  She said that they appoint teachers to go to tribal and backward areas to teach.

The president informed that FTS has been able to expand beyond education. She said they have even met the families of these students and gifted them plantation and other resources.

The meeting was also attended by FTS secretary of East Zone Jaishree Goyal, Jamshedpur chapter secretary Mahehwari Dubey, NiveditaBaranwal and others.

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