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‘Govt committed to minority community students’ welfare’

‘Govt committed to minority community students’ welfare’
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Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said the BJP-led Central government was committed to provide access to quality education to students from ...

Kozhikode: Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said the BJP-led Central government was committed to provide access to quality education to students from minority communities. Speaking at a function here, the minister said the government was working with utmost sincerity to ensure welfare of these students through affordable, accessible and quality education.

"For this, we are going to start the 'Tahreek e Taleem' Campaign," the minority affairs said. The ministry was spending about 65 per cent of its budget on educational empowerment and skill development of the community, he noted. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government has been working with commitment to provide affordable and quality education to students of all sections, including the minorities."

In the last six months, he added, thousands of educational institutions catering to minority communities, including madarasas, have been brouht into mainstream education system by "connecting 3Ts - Teacher, Tiffin and Toilet." To encourage girl students from minority communities to pursue higher studies, the Centre will provide Rs 51,000 as 'Shadi Shagun' to the girls who complete their graduation, he said, according to a release.

On the motto of 'Empowerment Without Appeasement', he said, "It has ensured that the minorities also become an equal partner in the country's development process."

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