Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has called for the protection of the rights of the poorest of the poor and other underprivileged sections.
“It is vital to protect the rights of the people in the true constitutional spirit. Advocates and others concerned must be the voice of the voiceless,” she said.
The Governor was inaugurating the training and development programme for the advocates and para-legals belonging to the primitive tribal groups, being organized by the Centre for Practicing Law in collaboration with the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (NIRDPR), at the NIRD campus, campus, here, on Friday.
The Governor expressed concern over the high rates of Infant Mortality and Maternal Mortality among the tribal people and called for concerted efforts to improve their health and nutritional conditions.
“There is an urgent need to improve the healthcare infrastructure in tribal areas and ensure better access to the medical and healthcare services for the tribal people living in remote tribal habitations,” she added.
Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan called for the sustained efforts to improve the health, nutritional, social, educational and economic status of the tribal people.
The legal training and development programme for the advocates and paralegals belonging to the primitive tribal groups is the brainchild of the Governor, who wanted special efforts to legally empower them
The Governor appreciated the initiative of Raja Rajeshwari Thaman, director, Centre for Practicing Law, and the NIRDPR in collaborating for the training programme.