Jharkhand Education Minister Jagarnath Mahto Takes Admission In College

He says there is no age for learning and wants to pursue Arts at a college in Bokaro.

Jessica David

August 11, 2020

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On Monday (August 10), Jharkhand Education Minister Jagarnath Mahto enrolled in Class 11 at a government-affiliated inter-college under his assembly constituency of Dumri, saying that there is no age limit to learning and education. Jagarnath Mahto has studied till Class 10 and now wants to continue his education. He has opted for Arts stream at Devi Mahto Smarak Inter-College, Navadih, in Bokaro district. On being asked why he wants to pursue education, Mahto said, “When I was being sworn in as an education minister, some people asked what a 10th pass minister would do. This is my reply to those people.”

Jagarnath Mahto added, “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.” Mahto has passed Class 10 in 1995. On the occasion of his getting admission, Mahto said 4,416 schools are going to open soon in Jharkhand. Mahto will be repursuing his education from Class 11, twenty-five years after his matriculation at the age of 29.

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