Scholarships to 5 crore minority students in next 5 years: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

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Scholarships to 5 crore minority students in next 5 years: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

NEW DELHI: Union MinisterMukhtar Abbas Naqvisaid on Tuesday that in the next five years, including 50 percent girls, including 5 crore students from minority communities, several scholarships, such as pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means will be provided. .
The minority affairs minister chaired the 112th governing body and 65th general body meetings of Maulana Azad Education Foundation at Antyodaya Bhawan.
He said the Modi government has created an environment of healthy inclusive growth by eradicating the “disease of communalism” and appeasement politics.
While chairing the meeting, Naqvi said the center has proved to be a “government of authority, justice and integrity”.
The Modi government is a dispensation committed to “samavashi vikas, sarvsparshi trust (inclusive growth with trust)”.
Naqvi said girls from minority communities who have dropped out of school will be linked to education and employment through “bridge courses” from reputed educational institutions of the country.
Madrassa teachers across the country will be trained by various organizations in mainstream subjects such as Hindi, English, Maths, Science and Computer so that they can provide mainstream education to the madrassa students, Naqvi told reporters after the meeting.
The madrassa program will be launched next month, he said.
To ensure socio-economic and educational empowerment of minorities, special girls through ‘3Es’ – education, employment and empowerment – various scholarships such as pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means will be provided 5 crore students , including 50 percent of girls, in the next five years, he said.
This includes more than 10 lakhBegum Hazrat Mahalgirls scholarship in the next five years for economically weaker sections.
Naqvi also said that theprimarymandriJan Vikas Karykram (PMJVK) under the academic infrastructure of the areas without schools, colleges, ITIs, polytechnics, girls hostels, gurukul-type residential schools andcommon service centersare being built on a war footing.
The ‘Padho-Badho’ awareness campaign will be launched across the country to encourage education, especially those girls from minority communities from those areas where people do not send their children to schools due to socio-economic reasons.
“The campaign will be focussed on girls.The awareness campaign will include ‘street plays’, short films and cultural programs. The campaign will be launched in the first phase of 60 minority concentrated districts,” he said. .

Naqvi said minority communities – Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Jains, Buddhists and Parisis from economically poor sections of the free coaching for central and state administrative services, banking services, staff selection commission, railways and other competitive services provided.
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