On the third day of his four-day visit to Andaman, Shri Arjun Munda, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, met the Chairman, Secretary, and members of the Tribal Council of Car Nicobar.
Discussions were held on the overall welfare of the tribes on Saturday. During the discussion, the tribal communities also spoke about actively promoting sports like cycling, football, and kayaking.
Further, the Minister encouraged the tribals to take all steps for marketing virgin coconut oil produced on the island through Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation (TRIFED).
Union Minister planted a Rudraksha sapling on the premises of Circuit House, Campbell Bay today. Great Nicobar Island has a native population of Rudraksh, a very sacred plant.
Members of the Tribal Advisory Council from the Nancowry group of islands, belonging to the Nicobarese tribe called on Shri Arjun Munda during his 4-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands today.
Tribal Advisory Council is a traditionally elected body looking after the welfare of the local people. Every village in the tribal area is having a village council headed by the 1st captain and who is assisted by the 2nd and 3rd captains.
Village Council does play an important role in day-to-day life. They are the link between the local administration and the tribal people of the island.
A review meeting was held under the chairmanship of Smt. R Jaya, Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
Shri Biswajit Das, DDG, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Shri Vaibhav Goyal, Director, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Adviser, MoTA, and officials from concerned departments of District Administration were present. The discussion focused on the functions of TSP, STC, and the implementation of the PVTG mission.
On Sunday, April 30, the last day of his four-day Andaman visit, Shri Arjun Munda will call on the Lieutenant Governor at Raj Niwas and listen to the 100th edition of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' program at Raj Niwas.