An occasion the place the company of honour had been sitting on the ground whereas the officers honouring them had been occupying a lot of the chairs has sparked an argument in Puducherry.
The Tribal Day Operate organised by the Puducherry authorities on the event of tribal icon Birsa Munda’s beginning anniversary on Wednesday was attended by the Union Territory’s Lieutenant Governor, Tamilisai Soundararajan, Chief Minister N Rangasamy, Speaker Embalam R Selvam and a number of other senior officers.
Movies confirmed a piece of tribal women and men sitting on the ground alongside the aisle. Some folks had been additionally seen strolling out in protest. One man was heard saying, “They spent Rs 3 lakh on this perform. They may have constructed three homes for tribal households as an alternative.”
One other tribal man mentioned, “You introduced us right here saying we will probably be given awards and that is the way you deal with us? That is humiliating.”
After movies of individuals sitting on the ground went viral, the Tribal Welfare Division, which organised the occasion, was slammed for insulting tribals. A number of folks on social media criticised what they referred to as a “lack of social justice”.
Ms Soundararajan mentioned she had requested for chairs to be organized as quickly she discovered. She has additionally issued a discover to the involved officers.
“Quickly after I learnt about it, I requested officers to rearrange chairs for the folks sitting on the ground. Officers say they’d made correct preparations. I consider it isn’t proper even when one particular person was disrespected. I remorse this. How can this occur in my administration once I had organized chairs even for kids at earlier occasions? This should not have occurred,” the lieutenant governor mentioned.