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Jharkhand’s 53-year-old Education Minister enrolls in class 11

August 12, 2020

Jharkhand Education Minister Jagarnath Mahto recently enrolled for Class 11 at a government-affiliated inter-college under his Dumri constituency. The 53-year-old minister has opted for the Arts stream at the Devi Mahto Smarak Inter College Navadih in the Bokaro district, reported ANI.

Mahto, who had studied only till Class 10 said that when he was sworn in as the education minister for the state, he had to face a lot of criticism because of his educational qualification. The constant criticism pushed him to restart his education, which will apparently be a blow to all those, who had earlier questioned what a 10th pass minister would actually achieve for a state.

Jagarnath Mahto has enrolled in a school in Bokaro, which was set up by him in 2006. He has taken admission as an Inter-Arts student and will be resuming his education after a gap of 25 years.  

He told reporters, “I will complete my education, attend classes while I do agricultural work and serve the people. There is no age for education and learning. I will inspire people to do everything.”

The minister passed his 10th in 1995 and on the occasion of him getting admission, he announced the opening of 4416 schools in Jharkhand.

Source: ANI

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