Vice President to deliver Foundation Day Lecture of NCST tomorrow

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New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will deliver the Foundation Day Lecture of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, NCST on Tuesday. The theme of the lecture is “Constitution and Tribes”.

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes was set up on February 19, 2004, through Constitution (89th Amendment) Act and this year the Commission will be celebrating fifteen years of establishment. The Commission in its 109th meeting held on 31st December last year decided to celebrate the day in a befitting manner.

On this occasion, the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes has also decided to institute a national award named as “NCST Leadership Award” which will be conferred for significant and exemplary services towards Scheduled Tribes in the country.

The awards will be given in 3 categories Educational Institutions/ Universities, Public Sector Undertakings/Banks and Public Service rendered by an Individual, NGO or Civil Society.

On this occasion, the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes has also decided to institute a national award named as “NCST Leadership Award” which will be conferred for significant and exemplary services towards Scheduled Tribes in the country.

The awards will be given in 3 categories i.e. (i) Educational Institutions/ Universities, (ii) Public Sector Undertakings/Banks and (iii) Public Service rendered by an Individual, NGO or Civil Society.  This year, the first award will be conferred on the followings:

  • Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Bhubaneswar: In recognition of their significant contribution towards the education of tribal children in Odisha and neighbouring states from kindergarten to postgraduate level
  • Central Coalfields Ltd., Ranchi: In recognition of their significant contribution in the field of sports promotion among Scheduled Tribe children in Jharkhand.
  • Pronob Kumar Sircar, Tribal Welfare Officer in Andaman Adim Janjati Vikas Samiti (AAJVS):  In recognition of his significant contribution towards Particularly Vulnerable Tribes Groups i.e. Oonges, Shompens, Andamanese and Jarwas in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The award will be presented in the form of a citation, a medal along with an “Uttriya” by Vice President in the Foundation Day Function.

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