Koraput:8/10/23: 5T Secretary V K Pandian interacted with the members of the Special Development Council, Koraput, and outlined the vision of the Council. During his interaction, he urged for community involvement in development work with the preservation and protection of indigenous culture and traditions. He also explained the purpose and vision of the Chief Minister for setting up the Special Development Council. He said that the formation of the Special Development Council is a historic initiative of the Chief Minister. Tribal language is unique, their art is unique. Therefore, it is the aim of the Chief Minister to preserve their culture through the Special Development Council, the 5T Secretary said.
Preserving the tribal culture and maintaining its uniqueness will inspire the future generations. He advised the SDC to prepare a ‘Tribal Cultural Calendar’ for the promotion of tribal culture. The calendar will mention the details of community festivals, tribal sports events, tribal festivals, and other events. It is worth mentioning here that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sanctioned an additional grant of Rs. 175.5 crore for the Special Development Council.