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A chance village visit led to this Osmania grad setting up a happiness school for the kids there. Here's how

Bheem Children Happiness Centre is situated in a small hamlet called Neelam Thogu in Telangana and works to instill in tribal students basic lessons, good habits and the importance of happiness

Published on 19th May 2021
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Tribal body opposes burial of academician who died of COVID at AIIMS Delhi

A tribal body in Manipur opposed the burial of academician Nehginpao Kipgen who died of COVID- 19, AIIMS-Delhi while undergoing treatment for COVID-19

Published on 7th May 2021
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Tribals in Dharmapuri want a higher secondary school in their area to prevent children from long travel during COVID

Keeraipatti Government High school near Harur lies on the fringes of several tribal hamlets including Tholthooki, Vallimadurai, Kudimiyampatti, Indiranagar Keeraipattipudur and Achalvadi 

Published on 23rd April 2021
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New govt data shows over 6,300 teachers sanctioned for 322 EMRS schools

The Eklavya Model Residential Schools aim to provide quality middle and high-level education to tribal children in remote areas of the country

Published on 31st March 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: No compensation in sight for victims of Coca-Cola plant's atrocities in Kerala even after a decade

In today's #TBT, we recall how a bottling plant of the aerated beverage Coca-Cola abused water and contaminated it in a tribal area of Kerala and how the fight for compensation still wages on

Published on 24th February 2021
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This writer is helping revive Tamil Nadu's fast-receding tribal languages by training children in storytelling

Lakshmanan, a writer, activist and theatre personality has spent years working for the upliftment of tribal communities in Tamil Nadu including the Irulas, Todas, Kotas and Kurumbas

Published on 5th February 2021
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This government official set up a residential school on a hill in rural AP to help tribal kids during the pandemic

The Hill Top Eco School in AP's Boddugudem has sprung up to help tribal kids attain functional literacy. We talk to the project officer behind this initiative to understand why it's of such importance

Published on 2nd February 2021
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Should the age of marriage be reduced? The debate is still on 

So, this demand for reduction in marriageable age for tribals is based on the overall reduction in their life-span compared to the rest of the population

Published on 9th January 2021
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Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren to address annual India Conference at Harvard University

It said that the Chief Minister will speak on tribal rights, sustainable development, welfare policies and the work done by the state government during the Corona transition period in Jharkhand

Published on 27th December 2020
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Our Forest Dream might be a children’s book, but it does a swell job in educating even adults about the Forest Rights Act

Ideated and written by the good folk at Nilgiris Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups' Federation, the book Our Forest Dream is now finally available in English as well. We find out what it’s about

Published on 2nd December 2020
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Anamalai Tiger Reserve engages teachers, volunteers to impart evening classes for tribal students

Already the ATR officials have been helping the tribal students including college and higher secondary school students by giving a scholarship of Rs10,000

Published on 24th November 2020
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Meet Vinod, the first student from Kerala's Cholanaikkan tribe to set out on the path to a PhD

Vinod is researching the socio-economic background of Cholanaikkans and Kattunaikkans and he is doing this at CUSAT

Published on 17th November 2020
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Use digital tech to give India's tribals knowledge, legal info: SC Advocate Sanjay Upadhyay on sustainable development

Unless we are serious about including them in the decision-making process, we will not get there, SC Advocate Sanjay Upadhyay added while speaking at the New Indian Express' e-expression

Published on 16th November 2020
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Baalya Trust is working towards bringing bringing tribal kids to Ashram schools. Here's how

Anantha, Founder of Baalya Trust speaks about what they have been doing to bring tribal kids to Ashram schools in Mysuru and the impact of his Chinnara Loka Programme on kids so far

 

Published on 9th November 2020
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They might have Indian papers, but they are Bangladeshis: Why students in Meghalaya put up anti-Bengali posters that are going viral

It all started after a Khasi man lost his life in a clash between non-tribals and Khasis in February. While the Bengalis allege oppression since then, the Khasis say their name is being maligned

Published on 23rd October 2020

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