Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas

On 15th November, Bhagawan Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary is celebrated across the country as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’. Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati takes pleasure in showcasing its scientific interventions to empower the tribal communities, such as (i) the adoption of three tribal villages and augmenting their income by various means, (ii) the promotion of tribal foods as functional foods by nutritional and safety assessment, optimizing the production process, and value addition., (iii) formation of tribal self-help groups (male and female) for production of ethnic food, cultivation of soybean, making of soymilk and tofu, etc. (iv) revival of Eri silk culture for both silk and edible insects, (v)  lab experience based science education programme to impart scientific temperament among tribal children.