Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai announced on Saturday the establishment of a college at Narayanpur’s Ramakrishna Mission Ashram premises, specifically for the marginalised tribal community of Abujhmad, one of the most remote locations in tribal Bastar region.
The Chief Minister stated that the college would prevent the youth of Abujhmad from migrating for higher studies. Interacting with the youth undergoing archery training, the CM also enjoyed watching the demonstration of ‘Malkhamb’.
In response to the students’ request, he picked up a bow and aimed at the target. Additionally, the CM inaugurated and laid the foundation for various development projects in Narayanpur district, amounting to more than Rs 108 crore.
Addressing the Kisan Mela, CM Sai emphasised the significant contribution of the Ashram in promoting the welfare of farmers in Narayanpur district. He expressed that the fair would bring significant benefits to the farmers and praised the mission for its outstanding work in various challenging areas, including education, health, and agriculture, in villages throughout the region.
Commending the efforts of the government and administration, he stated that this region is gaining recognition globally due to their joint efforts. The youth of the region are excelling in various sports such as Malkhamb, archery, and football.
Highlighting the success of Prime Minister Modi’s roadmap for the development of extremely backward areas like Abujhmad, the CM noted that the Adivasi community, including the marginalised communities of Chhattisgarh, is being included in the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Man Yojana for their overall development. These communities are benefiting from various essential services such as education, health, electricity, roads, nutrition, and housing.
Agriculture Minister and senior tribal leader Ramvichar Netam, stated that the Ramakrishna Mission is actively participating in the social and economic development of the remote region. Various activities are being organised to connect farmers and youth from remote areas to the mainstream, bringing about positive change in their lives.
On this occasion, Minister of Forest and Climate Change, Cooperation, and Water Resources Kedar Kashyap was also present.