A 16-year-old girl from the Birhor tribe, which is on the verge of extinction, became the first woman from the primitive tribe in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh to pass the matriculation exam, an official said Tuesday.
Birhor is one of the primitive tribes originating from Jharkhand and residing for centuries in different parts of the state.
Payal Birhor, daughter of Andhnu Birhor, became the first Birhor girl among the 36 Birhor batches (groups) in the district to pass the matriculation exam, the results of which were declared on Sunday.
Hazaribag Deputy Commissioner Aditya Kumar Anand said it was a great achievement for the district as the girls and boys of Birhor, despite their best efforts, are unwilling to attend classes, but Payal took great interest in the studies.
“We will provide all assistance to this girl and other Birhor girls to continue their education,” he said, adding that the state government is providing financial grants and stipends for higher education.
As for Payal, who passed in the second division, the district administration will see to it that she is admitted to the best institution, he said.
“I am proud to be the first student among the 36 Hazaribag district rounds to pass the matriculation exam,” Payal told PTI.
She was a student from Pariyojna Ucha Vidyalay in Kandsar in the remote Katkamsandi block of the district from where she passed her matriculation exam.
Her mother Sundari Devi thanked the director of the Upendra Narayan Singh school, saying that his guidance inspired the girl to continue her studies and achieve success.
Payal said his ambition was to continue with higher education.
She said she will encourage other Birhor girls, who mostly drop out of school, to continue their studies to make their future.
The mukhiya of Kandsar village, Ram Kumar Mehta, expressed his happiness and rewarded the girl.
The population of Birhors in the district is 11,000 inhabitants.
Vinod Ranjan, who teaches tribal education at Vinobha Bhave University in Hazaribag, said the state government has provided various incentives and facilities for Birhors to send their pupils to school, but despite that, they are less interested. and they opt for their traditional rope. do, hunt, etc. in the jungles.
Katkamsandi Jagannath Prasad’s Block Education Officer said that this success will definitely encourage other Birhor girls to continue their studies.
"खाना विशेषज्ञ। जोम्बी प्रेमी। अति कफी अधिवक्ता। बियर ट्रेलब्लाजर। अप्रिय यात्रा फ्यान।"