Jharkhand,homeland of tribals,witnessed scores of tribals and their leaderscelebrating the International day of the World’s indigenous peoples.
Tribals,who cut across partylines and districts in the state,gathered in the state capital and exchanged wishes and greetings to mark the event.
The prominent tribal leaders who were spotted together in Ranchi were two ex Chief Ministers Arjun Munda with his wife Meera Munda and Hemant Soren on Tuesday.
As it is,the International day of the World’s indigenous peoples is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.This event recognises the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environment protection.
In fact,it was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United nations in December 1994,making the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on ‘Indegenous Populations of the Sub Commission on the promotion and protection of the Human Rights in 1982.
In Jharkhand,it was observed as World’s Tribal Peoples Day.”We are proud of ourselves”,said Soren echoing the sentiments of Arjun Munda and Meera Munda.Incidentally,while Soren,who is is Action President of the main opposition party Jharkhand Mukti Morcha,Arjun Munda and Meera Munda belong to the ruling BJP.