Mayurbhanj: In a significant stride towards enhancing education accessibility, President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu, inaugurated a new Eklavya Model Residential School in Kuliana, Mayurbhanj district, Odisha, today.
Recalling her own childhood experiences, President Murmu highlighted the challenges she faced due to the absence of a nearby school, emphasizing the transformation witnessed in the educational landscape today. She expressed optimism that the newly opened Eklavya Model Residential School would provide local children with increased opportunities for education.
President Murmu underscored the pivotal role of education in fostering economic and social well-being, urging parents to prioritize their children’s education. Addressing the students directly, she shared her humble background and attributed her ability to serve the citizens to the opportunities provided by education. Stressing that education is the catalyst for success, she encouraged the students to strive for personal development and contribute to the progress of the country and society.
Acknowledging the government’s commitment to uplifting tribal-dominated areas, President Murmu highlighted the initiation of multi-pronged schemes across various ministries, encompassing railways, national highways, education, and health. She expressed satisfaction at the ongoing establishment of more than 700 Eklavya Model Residential Schools nationwide, catering to the educational needs of over 3.5 lakh tribal students. The President envisioned these schools as crucial contributors to the development of both society and the nation.
The inauguration of the Eklavya Model Residential School in Kuliana marks a significant step towards fostering education in remote areas, aligning with the broader national goal of inclusive development. The Bombay Tribune commends this initiative, recognizing its potential to empower the youth and drive positive societal transformation.