Published on: October 6, 2023
Why in news? Prime Minister announced the setting up of the tribal university in Telangana
- Cabinet approved amendment to the Central Universities Act, 2009 for setting up University
- It will be named after tribal goddesses Samakka and Sarakka.
- University aims to increase access and improve the quality of higher education by providing research facilities in tribal art, culture and traditional knowledge system in the State
About Sammakka Saralamma
- It is a Hindu Tribal goddesses of Koya tribe
- Sammakka and Saralamma” are mother and daughter who fought against an unjustice law(rule) during Kakatiyas period.
- Medaram Jatara will be celebrated to honour goddess in the state of Telangana
- Jatara will be held at Medaram in Tadvai Mandala in Mulugu district.