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Bharatiya Adim Jati Seva Sangh holds executive meeting in Dimapur

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Dec 02, 2022 11:44 pm
NC Hembrum and other members of Bharatiya Adim Jati Seva Sangh (BAJSS) after the national executive meeting in Dimapur on Friday. (EM Images)

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Dimapur, Dec. 2 (EMN): Bharatiya Adim Jati Seva Sangh (BAJSS), New Delhi, held its national executive meeting at Hotel East Inn, Dimapur, on Friday in which members representing the different states of the country and organisations affiliated to BAJSS discussed on issues faced by the tribal population in the country. 

Speaking at the meeting, BAJSS president, NC Hembrum has stressed on the importance of expanding and strengthening the organisation’s activities in northeastern states where various vulnerable tribal communities live.

Hembrum stated that every area coming under the Fifth Schedule of the constitution should be developed. He added that educational institutions should be made at par with Navodaya Vidyalaya and health services should be upgraded according to the requirement of the community.

The members urged the government to implement the provisions of Panchayat Extension to the Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act in all 5th scheduled areas in letter and spirit to protect the right and entitlements of tribal communities.

While the Northeastern states fall under the sixth schedule unlike other parts of the country, the provisions were only in writing and not implemented in its true sense, Hembrum claimed

Interacting with media persons on the occasion, Hembrum also gave a brief history of the organisation. He stated that BAJSS was established in the year 1948-49 by renowned social worker Thakkar Bapa, who was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, and the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, was the also first president of the organisation.

Hembrum informed that the organisation had recently submitted a representation to the President of India regarding National Creche Scheme for working mothers’ children. In the representation, BAJSS has requested Droupadi Murmu to “advise the Ministry of Women and Child Development, government of India, to grant BAJSS the status of nodal agency for running 5522 number of creche units on the basis of 9% tribal population.”

He mentioned that two organisations in Nagaland namely Nagaland Children’s Home and Mary Society are affiliated with the organisation.

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Dec 02, 2022 11:44:02 pm