In a bid to promote girls’ education, a village in Jharkhand has took the initiative to name its lanes after its most educated girl. According to reports, this practice has started in Juri village.
According to an Indiatimes report, village Juri of Jharkhand’s Singhbhum district, carries names of girls like Sumita Bhattacharya, Baisakhi Gope, Mani Mala Sikdar and Sunita Gope who have brought laurels to the residents by being the most educated and hence have lanes named after them.
There are around 600 families in the village, however, it has no high school and children have to travel 3 kilometres to reach a high school and students of the village have to travel 30 km to go to a college.
According to a Hindustan Times report, Juri, the village’s literacy rate is higher than the state average. There are only 5 tutors in villages’ only school and they have to teach over 300 kids. The lack of facilities did not the deter the spirit of children in this village.
To encourage girls, the village committee took a decision to name the lanes after girl students who studied despite all odds.
Anil Swarup of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, tweeted saying, “Unique initiative by Jharkhand Government: Naming roads after educated girls to promote literacy amongst girls.”