Gadchiroli April 17 (District correspondent) For the first time in Todgatta village on the border of Chhattisgarh state in the remote, tribal-dominated and naxal-affected area of the Etapalli taluka, the birth anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, was celebrated with enthusiasm.
On this occasion, the Madia community, which is at the top of the list of the world’s most backward communities, raised the slogan of Jaibhim and voice of democracy.
The Surjagad Area Traditional Gotul Committee and Damkondawahi Bachao Committee has started ‘Thiyya Andolan’ in the village since March 11 last to press the demand of stopping mining of iron ore on various hills including Surajgad and other demands. On the very site of the agitation this programme was organized.
The blue flag with Ashok Chakra was hoisted by former Zilla Parishad member Sainu Gota. President of the Andolan Samiti Ramesh Kavdo, presided over the programme. Sarpanch of Gatta Poonam Lekami, former Panchayat Samiti Chairman Sukhram Madavi, Ashish Pungati, Dalsu Durwa, Pandu Mattami, Munsi Durwa, Sudhakar Gota, former ZP members Sanjay Charduke, Anil Narote, Gajanan Pada, Satish Hichami and Maini Kachalami were prominently present.
Speaking on the occasion Ms. Punam Lekami said that on the basis of profound philosophy, ideology and constitution drafted by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and the way of struggle shown by great tribal heroes Siddha Kanho, Rani durgawati, Tantya Bhill, Birsa Munda, Baburao Shedmake, the indigenous citizens of the world have united to get the tribals rights over water, forest, land etc by Mawa Nate, Mate Sarkar, movement. It is necessary to fight for the just rights through democratic and non-violent way.
Adv. Lalsu Ngoti said that Dr. Babasaheb was born when there was social inequality in the country, so he had to fight against this evil throughout his life and create social unity and equality through struggle. This struggle needs to be carried forward.
Mr. Sainu Gota said the constitution of India has given equal rights to all the social groups, men and women. Due to the fundamental constitutional rights conferred by Dr. Babasaheb, the indigenous communities of the country are fighting for their rights today
Mangesh Naroti made an introductory speech, Sai Kavdo conducted the program, and Rakesh Alam expressed the vote of thanks. Also present on the occasion were ormer panchayat committee member Sheila Gota, corporator Manohar Borkar, Suraj Bhandekar, Laxman Navadi, Mangesh Narote, Shravan Chandekar, Premadas Chandekar, Dohe Hedo, Sainu Hichami, Mangesh Hedo. , Sushila Narote, Savita Kaushi, Sushila Tigga, Sunita Kavdo, Kanna Gota, Shankar Atram, Pradeep Hedo, Ramesh Maha, Sattu Hedo, Pandu Kaushi, Dulsa Kaushi and more than 5,000 Gram Sabha members from the remote, tribal-dominated and naxal-dominated 70 villages of the Surjagad area.