The chief minister suggested the students to help other children in their community to study and excel in life.
Education is the biggest tool to fight poverty, Patnaik said adding studies also bring equality in the society.
All the 34 Dongaria Kondh students were residents of the state-run tribal hostels and hailed from Rayagada district.
There are 19 special education complexes for 13 PVTGs and 470 PVTG students have passed the matriculation examination this year.
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