As part of the central Government ‘Azadi Ka Amrut’ celebrations, the Tribal Cultural Research and Training Institute (TCR&TI) of the Tribal Welfare Department today organised a program at Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum Hall in Hyderabad to felicitate the tribal folks and students promoting and nurturing the rural culture, customs and traditions. Minister for Tribal Welfare Satyawathi Rathod and Sonerao, the Grandson of Kumram Bheem grace the occasion. The event was aimed to honour the rich history, culture and the struggles of the tribal folks and the leaders to mark the Janjatiya Gourav Divas.
On this occasion, the documentaries on the Telangana Tribal Freedom Fighters such as Ranji Gond and Kumram Bheem, were released and screened amid the applause of the audience. The Minister while felicitating Kumram Sonerao has congratulated the TCR&TI for summarising the documentaries. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister for Tribal Welfare Satyavathi Rathod said “We are inherited with the rich tribal culture and the government is extending full patronage to this traditional legacy in many ways. Soon the Telangana government will lay the foundation stone for the construction of Ramji Gond Museum in the heart of the city at Abids, Hyderabad.”
While addressing the gathering, Kumram Sonerao, the Grandson of Kumram Bheem, said that “The dreams of his grandfather Kumram Bheem was finally realised with the formation of the newly state of Telangana under the leadership of Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao.”
Guest of Honour Secretary and Commissioner of Tribal Welfare Dr.Christina Z.Chongthu and Gurukulam Additional Secretary Dr. Naveen Nicholas, TCR & TI Director R. Sarveshwar Reddy and PIB Officer Krishna Kanth honoured the students who have studied in the tribal welfare educational institutions and secured seats in reputed institutions in the country. During the event, the TCR & TI has exhibited the tribal paintings and crafts of Telangana.