A group of tribal children, who once used to go begging around Ambaji temple in Gujarat, is gearing up to perform in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kevadia, where the Statue of Unity is located on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on October 31.
The group of tribal children, hailing from Ambaji town of Banaskantha district in Gujarat, had played for the prime minister when he visited Ambaji on September 30 last.
According to sources in the Prime Minister’s Office, these tribal children with exceptional musical skills were once fighting for their basic needs and a chance to get educated. They were often found near Ambaji temple where they used to go begging from visitors.
A local NGO Shree Shakti Seva Kendra based in Ambaji work with such children, to not only educate them but also identify their hidden skills. The children were also skilled by Shree Shakti Seva Kendra.
The prime minister ensured that the band was invited to Kevadia on October 31 on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, so that they can also participate and perform on the historic day.
On October 31, Modi will visit Kevadia and pay homage to Sardar Patel on his 147th birth anniversary. He will also participate at the Ekta Diwas Parade and will interact with Officer Trainees belonging to various Civil Services undergoing Foundation Course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration.