Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptullah stated that the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre was committed towards the upliftment of Muslim community in the country.
Addressing the third edition of the ‘Taleem Ki Taaqat’ conference at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) here on Sunday, the Union Minister listed out the schemes being implemented by the Central Government for the minorities’ welfare. She said steps have been taken for skill development and bridge courses were started for poor children. She also informed that following recommendations of 14th Finance Commission, budget of all the State Governments has been enhanced by 10 percent. She said that the Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS) has been playing a vital role in skill development of minorities.
Najma Heptullah also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he had instructed her to implement effective schemes for the overall development of minorities, especially Muslims. She said that the Central Government aims to reach to the lowest level of the backward communities to educate them suitably. She said education among the Muslim girls is being given priority.
The Union Minister recalled the services of India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and said it was his vision that turned India into an education hub.
Deputy Chief Minister Mohamemd Mahmood Ali, Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) MD and CEO Kishore Kharat, Nizamabad MP K. Kavitha, MANUU Chancellor Zafar Sareshwala and Chief Imam of Chennai’s Makka Masjid Maulana Shamshuddin Mohammed also addressed the conference.(INN)