Devendra Fadnavis, the Deputy Chief Minister, stated on Tuesday that the government is considering relaxing the height requirements for tribal people applying to become police officers and that a Medical College and District Hospital will soon open in Palghar. On November 15 at Jawhar, Janjagruti Vikas Manch, Jawhar, hosted the Adivasi Gavrav Divas, with Fadnavis serving as the chief guest. In addition to the Deputy Chief Minister, MLA, and president of Gond Janjati Mahasangh-Maharashtra, other guests of honour included Dr. Sandip Dhurve, Guardian Minister of Palghar Ravindra Chavhan, President of the State Level Tribal Area Review Committee, Vivek Pandit, and MP Rajendra Gavit.
This ceremony took place on the night of the Janjatiya Gaurav Divas 2022, which also marks the 137th birthday of the legendary Adivasi leader and liberation warrior Bhagwan Birsa Munda. In addition, Fadnavis pledged to form a tribal panel following discussions with the chief minister. He stated that plans will be made to help the Adivasi students complete their doctorates. To integrate Adivasis into society, the administration is working to combat malnutrition and build connections with the farthest village. He added that more hostels for Adivasi students would soon be opening.
Aazadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, a nationwide initiative to commemorate 75 years of independence, was celebrated at Jawhar with a special programme that featured a bike rally, cultural processions, tarpa dance, and other cultural events. Devendra Fadnavis and other dignitaries honoured deserving individuals who have worked to preserve and advance Adivasi culture.