Dongria Kondh girls clear matriculation examination
Girls from Dongria Kondh tribe, a particularly vulnerable one and residing in Rayagada district have cleared the matriculation examination for the first time.
While five of the nine girls passed the examination with D grade, two each cleared the examination in B2 and B grades respectively, the results of which were declared last week, officials said.
The students were studying at the special educational complex, Parsali, in Kalyansinghpur block. It was managed by the ST and SC development department, they said. The students were felicitated today by the administration at a function for their success in the examination. "Though, earlier, Dongria Kondh boys have passed matriculation examination, it is for the first time that girls have cleared it. It's a proud moment for both the community and the administration," Sub-Collector (Rayagada) Muralidhar Swain said. Officials said that the students were studying from Class I to X at the educational complex and last year all efforts were made to ensure that the students pass the matriculation examination.
The officials concerned made regular visits to the educational complex and extra classes were also taken for the benefit of the students, the collector said.