India is celebrating the 75th year of its independence through a year-long program called ‘Azadi ki Amrit’. As a part of the program, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs is organising a series of events to commemorate Bhagwan Birsa Munda and other tribal freedom fighters during the Janajatiya Gaurav Divas week-long celebrations. A great tribute to the tribal heroes who have sacrificed their lives for the cause of India’s Independence.

Like many other Tribal Research Institutes of the country, the Assam Institute of Research for Tribals and SC has organized a health camp under ‘Birsa Munda Swasthya Sorboswa Sibir’ at Milanpur, 8thmile area of Kamrup Metro district on November 21.

The camp is set up especially for the tribals as they are mostly deprived of the proper health facilities and is unaware of water-borne diseases, fluoride related diseases, liver ailments caused by alcohol, birth control measures etc. Under such circumstances, a Health Camp dedicated to Bhagwan Birsa Munda will be a great help to the poor tribal villagers.

In the camp, a ten-member medical team including two doctors of medicine, one ophthalmologist, two lab technicians, two nurses and two pharmacists served the tribal population of the locality. Around 400 villagers have participated and were benefitted from the camp.

Free medicines, health supplements, masks were provided to the villagers. The program started with lightning of the lamp to the photos of ‘ Bhagwaan Birsa Munda’.

The guests that were present in the inaugural ceremony were Dr Himadri Acharya- Prominent Physician, Sjt Buli Daimari- Chief Guest (Secretary, Milanpur Boso Basti Development Committee), Sjt Benudhar Bodo – Secretary, Forest Right Committee, Kamrup District, Sjt Upen Sankar Sona Mahilari-Border Development Committee, Jorabat, Sjt Gangadhar Sarma-Social Activist & Smti Sabitri Lahan-Traditional healer.

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