Jharkhand Education Minister Jagarnath Mahto on Monday enrolled in Class 11 at a government affiliated inter-college under his Constituent Assembly of Dumri. He leaned into this decision, saying that there is no age limit to learning and education. Mahto has studied till class 10 and now wants to continue his schooling. He has opted for Arts stream at Devi Mahto Smarak Inter College Navadih in Bokaro district.
Mahto said that when he first won the election from Dumri assembly constituency in 2005, there was no inter-college in the ancestral block of Nawadih. It was due to his efforts that inter education started in Nawadih block, and now he will complete his further studies from the same college. The education minister also said that being less educated will not affect the education system of the state. Continuous efforts are on to improve the education level.
On being asked why he wants to pursue an education, Mahto said: “When I was being sworn in as education minister, some people asked what a 10th pass Education Minister would do. This is my reply to those people. 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”. Jagarnath Mahto had passed in 1995. Giving the example of administrative officials, he said that when other officers including IAS-IPS also get further education while serving, then the education minister can also take steps in this direction, there is nothing surprising in this. On the occasion of his getting admission, Mahto also announced that 4,416 schools are soon going to be functional in Jharkhand.