New Delhi: The Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF), a subordinate organisation of the ministry is working 24/7 to provide its ‘Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Scheme’ to schoolgirls.
Thanks to the interest taken by Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and efforts of Secretary Maulana Azad Education Foundation Rizwanur Rahman, a record number of applications have been received this time. According to Mr Rizwanur Rahman, nearly 5 lakh applications have been received online. Hence the foundation has to work day and night to check the applications.
Besides Muslims, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Parsi and Jain students are also among the beneficiaries.