A Programme on Tribal Youth Empowerment & Entrepreneurship Conference was organized by Nilgiris Adivasi Welfare Association – NAWA in association with NSIC on the event of marking 102nd Birthday Anniversary of Padmashri Dr.S.Narasimhan, the founder of NAWA. Inaugural and Welcome address was given by Shri M.Alwas – Secretary, Nilgiris Adivasi Welfare Association – NAWA.
Honourable Governor of Tamil Nadu, His Excellency Shri. Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Guest addressed the gathering and appealed to tribals to fully utilize the Government schemes to move up the ladder of development.
Shri P.Udayakumar, Director - Planning and Marketing – NSIC during his Special Address mentioned about the work of Nilgiris Adivasi Welfare Association – NAWA Team and its Secretary Shri M.Alwas for the development activities in the areas of Eco Tourism, Self Help Group Development, Dairy Farming, Herbal Cultivation, BPO Centre, TEA Cultivation etc.. Director – P&M mentioned that NSIC is ready to work along with State Government Departments to extend the support for this community through the schemes of National SC ST Hub-NSSH through our offices.
Special Address was given by Dr.Rajalakshmi Subramanian, President, NAWA, Smt. J.Innocent Divya, IAS, District Collector, Nilgiris Dist and Smt. D. Shanmuga Priya IPS, Superintendent of Police, Nilgris Dist. Dr.Rajalakshmi Subramanian, President, NAWA addressed the gathering and elaborated about the activities of the association since their beginning way back in 1958 with the focus on attending to primary health care and education.
Vote of Thanks was given by Shri.M.Shanmugham, Treasurer, NAWA.
A separate session was conducted during which Director-P&M distributed the awards for the outstanding entrepreneurs and urged them to utilise all the schemes from the state and Central Governments for their developments. Director-P&M had individual interaction with all the exhibitors and advised them to get the necessary support from the nearby NSIC Branch.