Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren (File Photo)
Ranchi: Six tribal students of Jharkhand are going to study in foreign universities under the State Government’s Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Scholarship Scheme.
The Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Scholarship Scheme has been rolled out by the State Government for the students of Jharkhand from the schedule tribe category to pursue higher studies in the universities of England and Ireland.
The awardees of the scholarship are entitled to complete coverage of tuition fees along with living and other miscellaneous expenses. Under this scheme, every year 10 students will be selected from the Scheduled Tribes category residing in Jharkhand.
CM Hemant Soren and Minister Champai Soren to felicitate students and their parents on Thursday
For the first cohort of the scholarship, six students have been selected, who are going to begin their study programmes in 5 different universities of England in September.
Here are Lucky Six Jharkhand Tribal Students
· Hercules Singh Munda is going on to pursue an M.A. at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
· Ajitesh Murmu is going to study for an M.A. in Architecture at the University College of London.
· Akanksha Mery has been selected for an MSc in Climate Change Science and Management at Loughborough University.
· Dinesh Bhagat will pursue MSc in Climate Change, Development and Policy at the University of Sussex.
· Anjana Pratima Dungdung has been selected for MSc at the University of Warwick
· Priya Murmu will pursue an MA in Creative Writing and the Writing Industries at Loughborough University.
Under the scheme, these students coming from the Scheduled Tribes category will be provided full cover of Tuition fees, living, journey and other expenses.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Welfare Minister Champai Soren will felicitate the students of the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Scholarship Scheme and their parents at a programme to be organized in Ranchi on Thursday, 23 September. The government announced the plan in December 2020.
The scheme was approved by the State Government in a cabinet meeting held on 28 December 2020.
The Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Scholarship Scheme was inaugurated by Chief Minister Hemant Soren during the 1st year anniversary programme organized at Morhabadi Maidan, Ranchi on December 29, 2020. Applications were invited from prospective students of the scholarship scheme on March 7, 2021.
Who was Jaipal Singh Munda?
Jaipal Singh Munda was born in a tribal family at Takra Pahantoli hamlet in undivided Bihar.
He used to look after cattle when missionaries noted his exceptional talent and took him to England. Hence, he became the first tribal student to study overseas, at Oxford University in England between 1922 and 1929.
Later, he captained the Indian Hockey team in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games, leading them to win the gold medal in the Olympics. (Press Release)