KHUNTI (JHARKHAND), MAY 25, 2023
President Droupadi Murmu, who is on a three-day visit to Jharkhand, on Thursday urged tribal women to come forward and reap the benefits of various welfare schemes launched by the government.
”Come forward and take the benefits of government schemes which are run for your welfare. Tribal women of Jharkhand are ahead of those in other states when it comes to women empowerment,” Murmu said while speaking at an event here today.
Jharkhand tribal women have shown ”exemplary performance in sports”, said the President of India, adding that women in the state are also contributing to the economic growth of the nation.
Murmu interacted with women members of Self Help Groups in Khunti, during the Mahila SHGs Sammelan, organised by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India and the National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation, at the Birsa Munda College Stadium here.
Emphasizing the need for preserving the distinct cultural identity of tribals, the President said that said their society is ”free of evil practices such as dowry.”
Around 25,000 tribal women participated in the programme.