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Girl’s brilliance with spade and pen alike

By: Press Trust of India | Ranchi | Posted: May 31, 2014 3:53 pm

Lauding Julia Minz for cracking into top 10 in the Class XII examination notwithstanding supplementing her family’s income through manual labour, Jharkhand HRD Minister Geetashree Oraon on Saturday assured her all support for higher studies.

“It’s a big achievement. Incredible! Other girls will definitely take inspiration from her feat,” Oraon said.

Minz, a resident of Bero, about 40 km from Ranchi, accomplished ninth position (Arts) among the top 10 in the state when Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) announced the Plus-II examination results on Friday.

“The girl overcame her father’s death early in life and focused on studies. She deserves kudos. I told JAC yesterday to explore how we can extend support to children from the weaker section in future,” the minister said.

“Our social welfare department will ponder over how to help financially the weaker sections of the society to help them carry forward their studies,” she said.

Besides pursuing her studies, Minz reportedly worked with her mother as a manual labourer in Bero block of Ranchi district to supplement the family’s earnings.

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