Introduction of Chevening Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Scholarship Scheme will provide a new direction to Jharkhand in field of education: Hemant

Ranchi: Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that it is a historic day for Jharkhand as the state is going to show its new generation a new path towards education as a historic MoU has been signed between the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) of the British High Commission, New Delhi and the Government of Jharkhand.

On this auspicious occasion, he also extended his warm greetings and thanks to the British High Commission to India Alex Ellis and his team. The Chief Minister said that the elders have said a proverb that “Education is the mother’s milk which the child will roar as much as he drinks”. He said that Jharkhand is the first state in a country which is striving to make the level of education as high as possible. He said that his government is working with commitment in this direction so that the young students here should get a better education.

The Chief Minister said that under the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Scholarship Scheme, only tribal children had gone abroad for higher education in the first phase and this scholarship scheme seems to be more successful than expected as in a very short time the consent of the Central Government and the UK has been obtained and now the scope of Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Scholarship Scheme is expanding. He said that the government will now send tribal as well as backward class children, who want to study abroad under this scholarship scheme for higher education.

The Chief Minister said that with the prestigious Chevening Scholarship of the UK Government, now under the MoU with the prestigious Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Overseas Scholarship Scheme of the country and Jharkhand youth will get an opportunity to study abroad every year.

The Chief Minister said that this is the first time that a State Government has signed such an MoU with the UK Government. The Chief Minister said that a hundred years ago today a tribal youth from Jharkhand Jaipal Singh Munda got the opportunity to study in Oxford University, he also captained the Oxford Blues team in hockey along with his studies. It was in England that he found a suitable environment to hone his leadership ability and this is the reason why people today know him as Marang Gomke and Jaipal Singh Munda has had a different identities in the state, country and world.

The Chief Minister further said that great personalities of the country like Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru, Sardar Patel, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar etc have played an unprecedented role in giving a strong foundation and right direction to the country by taking higher education from England.

Strong democracy and excellent constitution of the country is the gift of these great personalities he said adding that the youth of Jharkhand are very hardworking and talented. He said that whether it is education sports or any skilled job the youth here have always displayed their talent.

Last year the government started Marang Gomke Scholarship Scheme so that poverty should not come in the way of the talent of youth he said adding that this scheme has done an unprecedented job in giving flight to the dreams of the youth and the result of that is that now every year we will not send 6-7 but 20-25 youths to study abroad. 

The Chief Minister said that youth from all sections of the society coming from deprived communities have also been included in this scheme. The youth who are going abroad for higher education are not just scholars of Jharkhand, they are also serving as Young Ambassadors.

The Chief Minister said that all the eight players of Jharkhand played an important role in getting medals for the country in the recently held Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. No player of the state returned empty-handed and all have shown the work of winning medals. He said that his government has been working to give a new dimension to this potential of the youth along with respecting their dreams.

The state government has worked to formulate a new sports policy to provide a platform to the budding sportspersons of Jharkhand under which the work has been done to connect the players with modern resources. Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that Jharkhand is playing an important role in many matters towards sustainable development. He said that there is a lot of potential in the state to move forward rapidly in the fields of solar energy and climate change etc.

The Chief Minister said that the Prime Minister of the country had expressed the country’s commitment to zero net carbon emissions by 2070 during the COP 26 (COP 26) session of Climate Change in Glasgow last year. 

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