Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here today that various scholarships including Pre-matric, post-matric, merit-cum-means etc. will be provided to 5 crore minority students in the next five years, which will include 50 per cent girl students. This includes more than 10 lakh Begum Hazrat Mahal Girls Scholarship in the next five years for economically weaker sections.The minister also announced that "Padho-Badho" awareness campaign will be launched across the country to encourage education
especially among minority girls in those areas of the country where people don't send their children to schools due to socio-economic reasons. The campaign will be focused on girls. The campaign will launched in 60 minority concentrated districts of the country in the first phase.Mr Naqvi said that free-coaching for Central and state administrative services, banking services, staff selection commission, railways and other various competitive services will be provided to economically weak minority -- Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, and Parsi-- youths.