Nomadic tribes need digital presence
It is time UIDAI takes up the case of the country’s nomadic and denotified tribes, provides them with Aadhaar cards
Sua Devi Kalbeliya and Khatu Kalbeliya are folk dancers who have travelled all over the world. They are not educated and almost illiterate. If you look at their passports with multiple copies, you will see they have been abroad more than 90 times to several countries to perform, teach and conduct workshops on folk dancing. YouTube is full of videos of their dance performances. They are in their thirties and have many grown-up children. Sua and Khatu belong to nomadic tribes, but unlike others, they have a home and permanent place to stay in Jodhpur. Knowing them for quite some time, they both even requested if we could set up a computer centre for their communities to get introduced to digital age. They often correspond with ease on email and SMS, and can speak fluently of their life, journey, culture, tradition, art, music and struggle to many audiences.