- Vandana Bilung
Kolkata: AYCM (Adivasi Yuva Chetna Manch), AICUF unit of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, West Bengal organised a Seminar on 6th of February, 2018 with the theme "Tribal Integration: Issues and Invisible Constitution". The prime aim of this Seminar was to bring to light, and provide remedial measures on the various issues which plague the tribal population of our nation.
The Seminar commenced at 2pm with the welcoming of the guests and lighting of the Sacred Lamp. The guests were duly felicitated by Vandana Bilung, Convenor of AYCM. followed by an introductory speech by Richa Bara, the Joint Secretary of AYCM.
The first speaker of the day Fr. Ashok sj spoke about "The Tribal perspective of life" by beautifully explaining how the Tribals have always been close to the nature and how important they are for the sustainability of human life.
The second speaker Mr. Innocent Soren, General Manager of Reserve Bank of India spoke about "Tribal Self-Reliance" . He dwelt on the dwindling tribal population and highlighted the need to bridge the gap between backwardness and advancement. The third speaker Mr. Sirjius Minj, emphasized on the importance
of information and Self Confidence, which can go a long way in overall integration. The main speaker for the day Daya Bai, a renowned Social Activist shared her personal experiences with tribals and how she has come a long way in helping them in their hardships.