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Jamshedpur administration reaches out to Sabars in Khariakocha

Bringing Sabars to social mainstream through various schemes: Vijaya Jadhav

Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, Dec 4: East Singhbhum Deputy Commissioner Vijaya Jadhav Sunday visited Khariakocha village of Potka block and met the Sabar families inhabiting the nondescript village. She and other district administration officials accompanying her were accorded a warm welcome by the members of the primitive tribal group (PTG).

The DC interacted with the Sabar families and inquired about their day-to-day life, necessities and issues affecting them at large. She inquired about basic civic amenities including drinking water, housing and ration. She also queried about the status of various welfare schemes and their current status.

The administration team had lunch with the Sabar families and distributed various items of daily necessity among them. It distributed blankets, saris, sweaters, monkey caps and sports kits among the residents. Football, toys, pencil boxes, fruits and snacks were also distributed among children.

On coming to know that many Sabars including children, women and senior citizens had not had a haircut and bath for the last many days, the DC called a barber to do the job in her presence. The Sabars were made aware about the importance of maintaining personal hygiene and taking bath regularly. Many children were found to be suffering from skin problems including fungal infections. Soaps and combs were distributed among them and free medicines were also dispensed to them.

The DC said she had a memorable time with the Sabars. She said the Sabars were simple and innocent people who should be brought to the social mainstream through various government schemes meant for their welfare.

She said Sabar children should be provided proper nutrition at the local anganbari centres.

The DC was accompanied by ADM Law and Order Nand Kishore Lal, Dhalbhum SDO Piyush Sinha, DRDA Director Saurabh Sinha and a number of other district officials.

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