Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitates 34 Dongria Kondh students who passed HSC exams this year, gifts them tablets.
While felicitating the students, which included 25 girls, Naveen also gifted one tablet computer to each and hoped that the gadgets would help them in higher studies.
Stating that education is the biggest tool to fight poverty and bring equality in the society, the CM exhorted the students to encourage other children in their community to study and excel in life.
All the 34 students are from the State-run residential schools of Rayagada district. While there are 19 special education complexes for girl students of 13 PVTGs, 470 PVTG students have passed the matriculation examination this year.
Chief Minister Patnaik highlighted that Odisha has provided the highest numbers of residential education facilities to students from ST and SC groups. He also urged the Dongria Kondh students to motivate every child in their village and community to attain education and achieve success in life.