The Three days residential training programme for the tribal youth of Wayanad district began today at KIRTADS under the aegis of Directorate of Entrepreneurship of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU). The programme inaugurated by Dr. Joseph Mathew, Registrar, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, was presided by Dr. Bindhu. S, Director KIRTADS. Dr. T. P. Sethumadhavan, Director, Directorate of Entrepreneurship of KVASU introduced the programme. The educational and social awareness programme for 50 tribal youth (fifty percent share of girls and boys) of various colonies was conceptualized as part of the Wayanad 2030 project on Tribal Development using the 2016-17 state plan funds. Ninety percentage of the participates are reported to be drop outs from schools at primary, secondary or higher secondary level. The participants belong to Chembatty tribal colony (Vythiri panchayath), Narangakandy colony (Kalpetta municipality), Priyadarsini colony (Vythiri). Ninety five percentages of the participants belong to paniya community, the most vulnerable group and the rest kurumar.
The programme began with the session on Personality development and communication. Importance of education, remedial measures for the educational backwardness of tribals, right to education Act-2009, Importance of information technology, Functions of Tribal Department, Developmental vision are the various sessions. Dr. Vidya P Implementing officer of the project welcomed the gathering & Soja K S Research Assistant co-ordinated the programme.