Just the motivation you need! Jharkhand HRD minister Jagarnath Mahto applies for class 11 admission at 53
If the past few months have been tough and you are looking for motivation, the Jharkhand Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Jagarnath Mahto is the man you should really know. Setting an example for others, the Jharkhand HRD minister who is 53, on Monday applied for admission in class 11 in a government-affiliated inter college.
A matriculate, Jagarnath has enrolled in a school in Bokaro, which was set up by him in 2006, to complete his studies. Mahto said he has taken admission as an Inter-Arts student to remove the blot of being termed an 'under-qualified' education minister. The minister will be resuming his education after a gap of 25 years.
The legislator from the Dumri assembly constituency in Giridih district has chosen Arts stream to pursue higher education.
“I am a politician. So, the subject of political science will be for sure. I will choose the rest of the subjects very soon,” the minister said.
He had passed class 10th in 1995 and has been facing criticism after being appointed as the HRD minister of Jharkhand.
"Constant criticism inspired me to re-start my pending education. Ever since I was made education minister of Jharkhand, a section of people has been aggressive on my educational qualification. Then, I decided to begin my studies again."
The minister said he had wished for higher education and he was going to fulfill it. When he was asked, if wish to be a graduate in the future, he replied, “My first target is to clear the intermediate examinations. Then, I will think of it,” he said.
It will be interesting to see how Jagarnath strikes a balance between his studies and ministerial responsibilities.
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