Hyderabad: Speaking at the Annual Meeting of National United Charitable Trust at Nizam Club in Hyderabad on Saturday night, experts opined that lack of adequate awareness about government schemes and poor inclination towards education is the reason for backwardness. These are the reasons to attribute to those suffering with poor health. Addressing the gathering, Minority Affairs Advisor to Government of Telangana Mr A K Khan briefed about the various health, educational and financial assistance schemes made available by the Telangana government, which if availed by these people, can solve their educational, health and financial problems.
Chairman of the Trust Mr. Masood Ahmed Fareed Khan – founder and managing trustee brief about the welfare activities undertaken by the trust. Consul General of Turkey Dr Adnan Altinors was also present on this occasion.
Mr. Zaheeruddin Ali Khan shows concern over school dropout rate among Muslims
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Zaheeruddin Ali Khan, Managing Editor of Urdu daily Siasat, lamented the increase in drop out rate among the Muslim community. He said “70 percent of the students drop out by the time they reach their graduation.” He said “in poor families, particularly with a large number of dependents, there is usually only one bread earner with many dependents. To cope up with the expenses, youngsters drop out and resort to petty jobs to take responsibility of their families.”
Comparing the education system of the present times to that of 1947, Mr. Zaheeruddin said “in 1947 there were 1200 government schools, but now there are only 300. This is a cause of concern.” More than that, people must be made aware of the government schemes for health, employment and education, adding that awareness of these schemes is missing.
TMREIS contributed to increase in educational awareness among Muslims
He said “TMREIS has contributed to an increase in educational awareness among Muslims”. However, the number of Muslim students taking admission in these schools have fallen by 20%, which is a cause of serious concern, especially in the current times when matters like NRC, NPR and CAA are increasingly becoming important for Indian citizens, Muslims in particular.
The trust was founded in 2019. Since inception, nearly 50 patients benefit every day from the different medical assistance programs introduced by the trust.