Bhopal:Wednesday, January 14, 2009:With a view to promoting tribal talents, the Madhya Pradesh Tribal Welfare Department had constituted Jananayak Tantya Bhil Samman-2008 which has been bagged by Shri Rajaram Mourya of Dewas. This award is given to those who excel in education, sports and other fields.
Giving this information, Principal Secretary Tribal Welfare Shri O.P. Rawat said that the decision about the winner of the award has been taken by a high level jury at its meeting at Bhopal. The award carries Rs one lakh and citation.
Shri Mourya’s contribution in education, agriculture, employment and sports activities assumes much significance since he did so on his own inspiration and through his own resources. Under the leadership of Shri Rajaram Mourya, One Star Public School was opened in the village itself for providing high quality education to poor tribal children. At present 127 tribal children are imbibing high level education in this school for their bright future and career.
Shri Mourya organized people under catchment area development scheme and Sukha Mukti programme helped in increasing agriculture yield from 80 to 160 percent. This has stemmed tribal people’s migration up to 80 percent. Through Mahila Bachat Samooh he has organized about 13000 women of Dewas and Khargone districts. Their joint savings amount to over Rs 2 crore. These women are transacting business to the tune of Rs 10 crore.