The Gujarat government will open Army schools in tribal-dominated areas to provide required training to youths and to help them get selected to serve in defence forces, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Wednesday. The CM also expressed his government’s resolve to ensure overall development of tribal in the state. Mr Rupani was speaking at a function in tribal-dominated Chhota Udaipur district, around 170 km from here. The BJP government, as announced earlier, has set up medical colleges in the tribal-majority districts of Dahod,Tapi, Surat and Valsad, he said. Mr Rupani said his government has taken adequate steps to ensure that tribal population is not deprived of higher and technical education. He addressed youths and women at two events in Chhota Udaipur as part of the Independence Day celebrations. The chief minister will hoist the tricolour at Chhota Udaipur, where the main state-level event of the 73rdIndependence Day will be held on Thursday. Meanwhile, Mr Rupani, through a video message, addressed the people of Gujarat on the eve of Independence Day. In the message, he thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for scrapping provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. He said the Centre’s decisions on Jammu and Kashmir has made this Independence Day truly historic for the people of India.