Governor Droupadi Murmu said that the children of Jharkhand have immense potential and they are experts in every field including studies, sports and culture.
Interacting with students of Eklavya Balika Awasiya Vidyalaya at Kathijoriya in Dumka district she said, "Set your goal and work hard to achieve it. Do not limit yourself to becoming ANM and GNM, develop yourself for more."
The visit was a part of the Governor's four-day Santhal Pargana tour. The Governor said that till the women don’t progress, the country will not progress.
Addressing the students she said, "The responsibility to take the society forward is on you. You should go back to your village and motivate people there."
The Governor was accompanied by Welfare Minister Louis Marandi and other officials.
Marandi said on the occasion that the school is affiliated to CBSE. "Earlier, schools run by welfare department were looked down upon but now the situation has changed. The students are being enrolled through entrance test. A number of facilities are being provided at the school to develop a better educational environment. The crisis of teachers has also been dealt with."
The Governor also visited +2 Pichhdi Jaati Aawasiya Balika Uchch Vidyalaya in Kuruwa, Dumka. She said that the word Pichhdi Jati (backward caste) should be removed from the name of the school.
"The word may develop a feeling backwardness in the mind of children," She said.
Murmu said that education is the key to development. "Be it health or agriculture, every sector should have importance of education. We need to learn the art of growing more crops in less land," she said.
The Governor added, "Our children should remove backwardness from the society through education and should become a role model for the society."
The Governor also visited the hospital run by welfare department at Nayadih, Kathikund. She appealed to people to stay away from any kind of drug addiction.
Murmu said that most of the women in the hospital were found to be suffering with anaemia. "In the process of taking care of other members of the family, they forget to take care of themselves. Men are also admitted here due to dizziness," she said.
She met the patients and doctors of the hospital and asked about the facilities available.
The Governor pointed out that malnourishment is a major problem in the area. "Women need to take care of their health so that their children are healthy too.
The Government have a number of schemes for the benefit of a child since its birth. People have to be aware about these schemes so that they can benefit from it," she said.