Gadchiroli Aug. 27 (District Correspondent) Jan Adhikar Manch, ANS, Jango Raitad Tribal Women’s Association celebrated the anniversary of Gadchiroli district at Chandekar Bhavan here on Saturday.
The program was presided over by the convener of Jan Adhikar Manch Rohidas Raut. Ms. Kusumtai Alam, poet and activist, Manohar Hepat, senior social worker, Prakash Taksande of NCP, Prin. Prakash Dudhe of the Republican Party were present as chief guests.
On this occasion, those present expressed their views on the progress of the district. They mainly discussed the issues of roads, education and health in the district. All the speakers expressed the opinion that the administration and people’s representatives need to pay more attention towards the burning issues of the district, especially in remote tribal areas and get them resolved so that the people could live a dignified life.
The lack of vision of the people’s representatives of the district is the main reasons for the underdevelopment of the district, they opined. Indifference is seen in the functioning of the government officials. The government is ignoring the issues of tribals in the district and the issue of Surjagad iron ore is still not resolved, they opined further.
The people’s representatives and administration of the district should have celebrated the anniversary in a big way as this is a sort of Independence Day of the district, but that did not happen is an unfortunate thing.
Gadchiroli is a multi-lingual district and is rich in natural resources. It should be utilized properly so that the standard of living of the people is improved, efforts should be made to increase the per capita income, priority should be given to the construction of small and large bridges in remote areas for all weather access of the people to other areas, laying of railways should be prioritised, it was demanded.
The development of the district has taken to some extent but that is limited to the urban areas. The tribals living in remote areas still lack the basic facilities and have been experiencing hardships. These hardships need to be removed as early as possible as the 41 years’ time is not less for the development, felt the speakers.
At the outset, Mr. Vilas Nimborkar made an introductory speech, Lahuji Ramteke conducted the programme and Ms. Sunita Usendi proposed the vote of thanks. The office bearers of the different organizations attended the programme. Also present on the occasion were Ms. Surekha Barsagade, Vidya Dugga, Aarti Kolhe, Babita Usendi, Niwas Kodap and others.