Bhubaneswar: President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated an Eklavya Model Residential School at Kuliana in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha today.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said during her childhood, there was no school near her home; therefore, she had to go away from home for study.
She said many children were deprived of education at that time due to non-availability of school in the nearby.
She expressed confidence that with the opening of the Eklavya Model Residential School, local children will now have adequate opportunity to get quality education.
“Education is the key to economic and social well-being. Parents should provide proper education to their children,” said the President.
Addressing the children, the President said she also comes from a humble background like them. She got the opportunity to serve the citizens, because of her education.
“Education can pave the way for success in the life. Once we are properly educated, we can contribute to the progress of the country and society along with our own development,” added the President.
The Government of India has started multi-pronged schemes through various ministries to provide railways, national highways, education, health and other such basic amenities in tribal dominated areas of the country, she said.
“I am happy to note that more than 700 Eklavya Model Residential Schools are being established across the country for education of tribal children. More than 3.5 lakh tribal students across India will be able to get quality education in these schools,” added the President.