RANCHI – In a historic move aimed at preserving and empowering Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs), Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren inaugurated a pioneering free residential coaching program at the Dr. Ramdayal Munda Tribal Welfare Research Institute in Ranchi. This initiative is a significant step towards uplifting and safeguarding the unique cultures and heritage of these vulnerable tribal communities.
Jharkhand is home to eight tribes categorized as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) out of a total of 32 tribes in the state. Recognizing the precarious position of these tribes and their vulnerability to extinction, Chief Minister Hemant Soren emphasized the government’s responsibility to protect and provide employment opportunities for them.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Chief Minister Hemant Soren stated, “This is the first of its kind initiative in the country where such a scheme has been launched to uplift the PVTGs. Our commitment to the welfare of these tribes is unwavering, and this program is a testament to that commitment.”
The free residential coaching program has garnered tremendous interest from the PVTG communities, with over 400 students from tribes such as Asur, Malphariya, Saurya Pahariya, Birjiya, Korba, Birhor, and Sabar applying for coaching to prepare for examinations conducted by the Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission (JSSC). After a rigorous selection process, a total of 156 candidates have been shortlisted to receive free coaching, setting them on a path to improved educational and employment prospects.
The program’s overarching goal is to equip PVTG candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in competitive examinations and secure better career opportunities, thereby contributing to the preservation and empowerment of these unique tribal communities.
Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s visionary initiative underscores Jharkhand’s commitment to inclusivity and social development, setting an inspiring example for the entire nation.