Unite, stand strong for conservation of natural resources: Felix Padel

Unite, stand strong and believe in your own knowledge for the conservation of natural resources which are depleting very fast, said noted anthropologist Felix Padel while delivering a key note address of the national convention of Adivasi people held at Bachat Bhavan to commemorate the 11th United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday.Mamta Kujur from Chhatisgarh presided over.

Padel said, the tactics of capitalism and internal colonialism had made live of Adivasi communities in India measurable. Adivasis knew the protection of water, forest and land as they treat these natural resources as their mother. It is now a time to show solidarity to fight against the people who are exploiting these natural resources for minting money, he appealed. The convention started with welcome song presented by Indira Markam. In his introductory speech, Dinesh Madavi stressed the need to Adivasi Samanvayay Manch on national level. Ashok Choudhary, President of Adivasi Samanvayay Manch Bharat discussed the 11th UN declaration on the rights of indigenous people.

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