Correspondent

KORAPUT: “I too have come from a remote village like Sanjukta Pangi” said Rajesh Prabhakar Patil , the Sub-Collector of Koraput on Thursday. He was speaking at the felicitation ceremony of Sanjukta Pangi, the tribal girl from Koraput district who had returned from J-8 summit in Rome . The difficulties of childhood should not become the obstacles on the path of growth in the life of an individual.

Being inspired with the fact that many girls in Koraput district were reading in schools in addition to their work in their houses, he said that his parents were once daily labourers working day and night for the family and he too had worked as a labourer to support the family.

Determination

But his determination to excel from the childhood could gather support from friends and also from those who had little to do with him.

There are more number of good people than the bad ones in the society and hence he could realise the dream that he had seen in his childhood to become an IAS officer in the life, he added.

According to him children like Sanjukta with a determined attitude could meet their dreams while spreading the spark among others in the society especially in the rural pockets of Koraput district.

These few words from the Sub-Collector had given enough encouragement to the little girl Sanjukta who too expressed her desire to become an IAS officer in different forums starting from Rome to Koraput.

High potential

In her address to the child reporters, who were present to greet her at the Tribal Museum, Sanjukta said that the girls of Koraput had the capacity not only to become an administrator but also to go to the space and much more. While narrating the moments of glory when she met world leaders in Rome including the Prime Minister of India, she was overwhelmed with joy in remembering the happiness she had seen in the face of Dr.Manmohan Singh when she had said that she was a tribal girl from the remote part of the country.

It was a great moment to feel the pride of being a tribal girl, she added. Ashok Kumar Pangi , president, Zilla Parishad , Gadadhar Parida , District Collector and Krushna Chandra Panigrahy, Director, Tribal Museum too spoke.