Palghar collector Kailas Shinde on Saturday asked people to avoid mass gatherings to celebrate International Tribal Day which is marked worldwide on August 9 in view of social distancing norms and other restrictions in
place for the coronavirus outbreak.
He said tribals, who form a dominant part of the district, must organise health and education camps as part of
the day’s celebrations. The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed annually after a United Nations resolution in 1994.
It aims to protect the rights of indigenous people and also highlight their contribution in environment protection