Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Arjun Munda launches 'AdiPrashikshan Portal' and 3 -Day Online Capacity Building Programme for ST PRI Members

Several programmes being launched for development and empowerment of tribals as part of celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Shri Arjun Munda

Posted On: 16 JUN 2021 8:45PM by PIB Delhi

Minister of Tribal Affairs, Sh. Arjun Munda launched ADI PRASHIKSHAN portal and inaugurated a three-day training programme on “Capacity Building Training of Master Trainers for ST PRI Members” as part of Azadi ka AmritMahotsav  in New Delhi today. Secretary, MoTA Shri Anil Kumar Jha and Joint Secretary, Shri Navaljeet Kapoor and Joint Secretary Smt. R. Jaya were present on the occasion along with large number of other officers of Ministry as well as state tribal departments and UNDP who participated virtually.

ADI PRASHIKSHAN portal developed by the Ministry  would act as a Central Repository of all training programs conducted by Tribal Research Institutes (TRIs), different divisions of Ministry, National Society for Education of Tribal Students (NESTS), Centre of Excellences funded by Ministry of Tribal Affairs and National Tribal Research Institute.  

Addressing on the occasion, Shri Ajun Munda said that the Government  has special concern and commitment for the Scheduled Tribes for improving their socioeconomic status. The unique challenges and concerns of Scheduled Tribes must be addressed to achieve the Prime Minister’s vision of  SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas, SabkaVishwas. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is dedicated to frame policy and programmes recognizing the distinct needs of the tribal communities and their areas and provides a comprehensive framework for their protection, empowerment and development, the Minister explained.

Shri Arjun Munda further explained that this vision  can only be successful when the tribal communities are aware of their rights and entitlements and a strong and robust institutional delivery mechanism is put in place to ensure last mile delivery and no tribal household is left behind.

“This requires extensive training and capacity building of different stakeholders, tribal communities and their representatives, officials and nodal agencies. Further training of local communities is possible only when master trainers and resource persons are available at block and district level,” Shri Munda stated.

Giving further details, Shri. Munda said that we are looking at all round development of the tribals as part of celebration of  'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' and several programmes are being launched  as we approach 75 years of India’s Independence.  The three days’ online capacity building program for master trainers of ST TRIs  will help in enhancing the knowledge base of ST PRI members and ensuring development of tribal community.''The themes designed in the training program will help in improving the education, health, nutrition, social security, livelihood and skills of the tribal youth in all areas.'', the Minister said.Sh Arjun Munda said that it is our duty to ensure rightful place to the tribals in our democracy and appealed to all concerned to bring about a meaningful transformation in the lives of tribal people.

Shri Arjun Munda also  inaugurated  a  three day training programme on “Capacity Building Training of Master Trainers For ST PRI Members” jointly organized by National Tribal Research Institute and Tribal Research & Development Institute, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh from 16th -19th June 2021. The participants of training programme will be officers from ITDAs, District Level & Block Level Welfare Officers, NGOs, Tribal Youths, SHG Member and Sarpanches. This training programme  will cover topics such as Constitutional Rights of Schedule Tribes, Financial and administrative management of GPs, flagship programmes of Central and State Governments schemes meant to improve education, health, nutrition, social security, livelihood and skilling of youth.




In his introductory remarks, Secretary, MoTA Shri Anil Kumar Jha said that and there is an urgent need to take the Government schemes to the tribals for their welfare . Both the portal and the capacity building programme will help in achieving this end, the Secretary explained. Shri Anil Kumar Jha urged that to be completely useful, the training modules should be developed in local languages.  The 'AdiPrashikshan Portal' should be interactive and should also include feedback in the form of actual experiences of the PRIs in implementation which will also help to improve the programme, he added.

Sh. S.N.Tripathi, DG IIPA said that Adi Prashikshan will transform the various ongoing training initiatives under different units of the Ministry like TRIs, COEs and converge the initiatives for better skill and knowledge building It will also catalyze and improve the processes of conducting training by making it online and accessible to all. Unified open platform will give users access to authentic knowledge products.

Dr Navaljit Kapoor, Joint Secretary, MoTAexplained the features of Portal which is developed with joint efforts of Ministry, TRI Odissa and UNDP.  Ms R. Jaya , Joint secretary, gave the details of 3 day training program. She said such programs will be conducted for different States.

Sh. Shiv Singh Meena, Economic Advisor from Tribal Affairs Ministry; Dr Pallavi Jain, PrSecy, MP; Sh. AB Ota, Director TRI Odissa; Sh, Neetiraj Dy director TRI MP; Sh. Sushil Chaudhry from UNDP; Ms Nupur Tiwary special director NTRI and officers from Ministry and State TRIs attended the event.




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