Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Jual Oram has expressed profound grief on behalf of the entire Tribal community at the demise of Bharat Ratna and Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Recalling the immense contribution of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee towards Tribal Development, he said that it was through his efforts and under his leadership that after 52 years of attaining independence, a separate Tribal Affairs Ministry was set up on 10th October, 1999, through which the work of tribal welfare attained pace and momentum.
The Minister further added that Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a visionary leader who took several key initiatives for the welfare and development of people, and through such initiatives, the tribal populace of the country also benefitted immensely.
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