Pyara Kerketta Foundation Tribal Community portals

The Tribal community portals issues related to Jharkhand tribal life, population, history, culture, politics and community efforts.


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Jharkhand, INDIA
IN India

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About the project Edit

The Tribal community portals developed by the Pyara Kerketta Foundation (PKF) is focused on issues related to Jharkhand tribal life, population, history, culture, politics and community efforts. The community portals like stresses a lot on making the tribal languages and their rights protected, alive and promoted at all levels including advocacy and policy. In this the Internet is used very effectively to popularize the culture of the tribals in Jharkhand. Through websites like and at least four more websites, PKF has put in content on the web in the same script as that of specific Tribal groups.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

By using digital media very effectively to achieve the same, Pyara Kerketta Foundation is doing a pioneering job in bringing the indigenous communities and their culture, ideas, practices to the forefront. . By developing web portals exclusively for the tribal groups in Jharkhand, PKF is facilitating online websites to discuss, advocate and popularize the issues of tribal culture at large. This way the pioneering words and deeds of the late Pyara Kerketta, the great educationist, social reformer, political activist and pioneer in cultural movement, is being preserved.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

The goal is to provide excellent range of internet resources; as custom, tradition, culture, ethics, history, language, literature, news and more... of our Kurukh Community and to safeguard , to enable communication between people of the community and to enhance the quality of social life by helping to ensure deepen ties between ourselves in all over world. The truth for the betterment of ourselves and our children, ensuring that future generations remain Kurukh. The project is developing kurukh fonts and software resources to enhance our Kurukh Language. It devotes a great deal of our time and money developing, maintaining and updating this website.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Winner of the Manthan Award South Asia 2008, E-Culture & Entertainment CATEGORY
Tribal groups and aborigine communities are in danger world wide of being vanishing culturally, linguistically, economically and politically. Taking a serious note of Jharkhand in India Pyara Kerketta Foundation is attempting hard to protect the culture, languages and rights of the tribal groups in the state.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

The formation of "KurukhWorld Yahoo Group" in July 9, 2006 was the spontaneous response of Kurukhs, who live different places and work different type of jobs in whole over world; sought to have an own website to safeguard, serve and enhance the interests of the Kurukh Community.

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