Jamshedpur: The four-day Pan-India Tribal conclave "Samvaad", marking the birth anniversary of tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda, was inaugurated here yesterday.
After inaugurating the conclave, Tata Steel MD (India and SE Asia) T V Narendran said, "It is the outcome of 100 years of partnership between the local Adivasis and Moolvasis and Tata Steel."
Over a century ago, when the representatives of J N Tata came here to identify location for a proposed steel plant, the local Adivasis had accepted and helped them in establishing the first steel plant of the country, he said.
"We planned to organize the tribal conclave in a grand manner to provide opportunity to the community to share experiences and experties from across the country," he said.
The tribal meet is being organised by Tata Steel?s Tribal Cultural Society, the arm which works extensively for the tribal welfare and preservation and promotion of tribal heritage and tribal culture.
The conclave will witness a gathering of more than 1500 tribal artists, thought leaders, eminent personalities and activists from more than 40 tribes of 19 states.