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Jharkhand CM will give a lecture on tribal rights at Harvard

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren will deliver a keynote address on “Tribal Rights, Sustainable Development and Welfare Policies in Jharkhand” virtually during the 18th annual “India Conference” at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which will be held will be held from February 19 to 21, 2021..

According to the official Twitter identifier for the prime minister’s office, Soren has accepted the invitation sent to him on Friday.

“The Chief Minister accepted the invitation and thanked the organizers. He will speak about tribal rights, sustainable development and welfare policies in Jharkhand, ”the tweet read.

The tweet also attached an image of the invitation, sent to the prime minister on Friday, seeking his consent to be part of the “India Conference” as a keynote speaker.

The “India Conference” is the largest student-led gathering in North America focusing on India and one of the world’s leading forums for dialogue, debate and networking around related topics. with contemporary India.

Suraj Yengde, a doctoral researcher and senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, sent the invitation letter, saying that his work, in particular, has been of great interest “to most of us in fusing a proud tribal indigenous politics with a development agenda … for the strengthening of democracy locked in the nepotism of caste and feudality ”.

“We seek to have Hemant on the panel of chief ministers virtually to discuss the issues of governance, relations between the state and the center, the handling of Covid-19 and the intersections of caste and tribal identities in current politics.” the letter said.

Hindustan Times

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