GUWAHATI, Jan 24 - Governor of Meghalaya and Manipur, V Shanmuganathan released the Vision Document for Scheduled Tribes of Northeast India at Vivekananda Kendra here on Sunday.
The vision document is an outcome of a social initiative by Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, Assam for better understanding of the situation of the scheduled tribes of the region.
The Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram Assam conducted a series of meetings, seminars, panel discussions, etc., from August 7 to 9, 2015 at Shilpgram, Guwahati to discuss development issues of the scheduled tribes of the region.
The basic purpose of the conclave was to prepare a vision document for the scheduled tribes, intended for the policy-makers, scholars and researchers for their better understanding and judgement. The initiative was successful in bringing together people from a wide section of the society.
The vision document is a compilation of suggestions and recommendations based on the conclave. Atul Jogi, the all-India joint organizing secretary of Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram was also present in the release function. Other dignitaries included Najendra Nunisa, Sunil Basumatary, Nareswar Brahma and Longki Phangcho.