Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren felicitates a scholarship winner in Ranchi on September 23, 2021.
Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Minister of ST, SC, and Backward Class Welfare Champai Soren on September 23, 2021, felicitated the students selected for the ‘Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Overseas Scholarship Scheme’ and their parents at a programme organized here.
During the event, Hemant Soren and Champai Soren launched the booklet of ‘Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Overseas Scheme-Giving wings to the future of Jharkhand’.
The chief minister also felicitated the Son of Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda, Jayant Jaipal Singh Munda, who was also present during the occasion.
Hemant Soren Said, “Jaipal Singh Munda Ji was such a personality, not only in Jharkhand but across the nation, his name will keep shining. It is not because he was the first tribal who received higher education at Oxford, he was also a part of the Constitution Committee with Baba SahebAmbedkar. With immense pride, I can say that despite being a very weak and suppressed community, this state has a legacy of producing leaders like Birsa Munda, Poto-Ho, Veer Buddhu Bhagat, Sidho-Kanhu, Nilambar-Pitambar, and many more. We will have to learn from them and take our state ahead on the path of development.”
“Present era is a scientific era and our tribal population is backward in this domain. To motivate and promote the culture of education among the students and ensure that meritorious students need not suffer due to the lack of funds. Our previous government had started a scheme of rewarding the top three students from all the Jharkhand boards but later it was disbanded by the new government. However, our government is back and we have restarted that crucial scheme.”
Talking about the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Overseas Scholarship Scheme, the CM said, “In the memory of our scholar, leader…our respected Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Ji, our government has started this scheme. Jharkhand is the first state in the country to give scholarships to students from tribal communities to study abroad. We hope that in the coming days, other students will also get inspired from them, the tribal youth will represent our culture, our values, our society on the world stage and will bring glory to Jharkhand and the rest of the country.”
He also said that plans are afoot to increase the scholarship limit to 10-20-25 students.
“Not only tribal students, but we will also try to add other communities within the ambit of this scheme. This is just a start. We have prepared the path; we have to walk miles.”
Congratulating the awardees, Champai Soren said, “This day is a historic day in the history of Jharkhand when we are felicitating tribal scholars going abroad to pursue higher studies. This is a proud moment for me when with my signature these tribal students will fly abroad for higher studies. We have seen the struggle of those days when we would somehow manage to go to school.”
To read about the details about Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda, the scholarship scheme, and the six winner students, read Six tribal students of Jharkhand to study in foreign universities. (Press Release)