The First National Conference
of Shabar took place at Amlasole on last 29th and
30th December, 2005, in association with Durbar.
This conference was conducted by Birsa Munda
Village Development Committee. Shree Gopiballav
Singdeo, founder of Kheria Shabar Kalyan Samity,
Shree Madan Shabar, founder of First National
Conference of Shabar, Jyotindranath Dhibor
(President of Lodha Shabar Kalyan Samity), Kailas
Munda, Ratan Khanra (General Secretary, West
Bengal Dairy Men's Association), Tapas
Chattopadhyay (Social Activist of Jharkhand),
Sudhir Mandi (President, Binpur Gram Panchyat No.
2), Ashutosh Mahato (Pashim Midnapore Jila
Parishad), Laxmiman Soren (Panchyat Head,
Banspahari Gram Panchayat), Dr. Smarajit Jana
(Chief Advisor of Durbar), Gouri Das (President,
Durbar) and Gouri Roy (Secretary, Durbar) were
present in the conference. Besides these
representatives of Lodha-Shabar-Kharia tribals of
different district of Wet Bengal, Sex Worker and
some common people were also present.
In the conference, discussion took place on the Socio-Economic Status and development of the life style of the Shabar. Side by side some cultural events took place in conference like Jhumur Dance, Songs, Shabar Dance, Chhou Dance etc. A theatre also took place under the title "Bou Hoyechhi Baji Dhore". Komol Gandhar also performed in that conference.
A chart of Demands was also framed in that conference to produce it to the Government. The demands are listed below: