Seminar: Skill Development & Welfare Schemes – Opportunities & Challenges

Seminar: Skill Development & Welfare Schemes – Opportunities & Challenges

Bhiwandi: A seminar was organized by Delhi based NGO, Crescent Academy at TAKIYA AMANI SHAH ITI in association with Kokani Muslim Education Society (KMEC, Bhiwandi) on Tuesday. The seminar was presided by Dr. Musaddique Patel (Chairman, KMEC), Maulana Fazlurrahim Mujaddidi (Secretary, All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Ex. member AMA (Planning Commission of India) was the Chief Guest. Mr Zaheeruddin Ali Khan (Managing editor, Siasat Daily Hyderabad & Bhiwandi Mayor Mr Javed Delvi was among the Guest of Honour. A power point presentation was presented by Maulana Fazlurrahim Mujaddidi, describing the history & opportunities of Minority Welfare Schemes under PM’s new 15 PP programme for Muslims. Though the amount disbursed in these schemes are not adequate for the requirement of Minority Community, but it is providing a relief to the weaker sections of minority Community. We the civil society should make pressure on Central and State government for increase in the budget including proper implementation.

Out of many welfare schemes, the community was maximally benefited by Scholarship schemes. The scheme was launched in 2007 with very small budget, the increasing demand and civil society movement bound the government to increase it speedily in many fold. Rs. 6,720 crores was disbursed up to 2013-14.

Further the government launched a massive skill development programme in 12th Five year Plan and targeted to train 500 Million youths by 2022. Involving nearly 10 lakhs of Crore. As per PM,s 15 PP, the minorities have 15% share in it. Further it is a fact that the ageing problem of develop countries will create a shortage of 5.7 Million workforce by 2025, while India will have 4.6 Million surplus manpower. We have a great chance to fill the gap by providing skill training to our youth in a massive way.

It has been reported by the media that the skill development schemes are drifting away from its object due to corruption and red-tapism. Still the schemes have lot of potential and the community should accept the challenge and take part in the scheme.

Mr. Zaheeruddin ali Khan of Hyderabad, suggested to the student that take part in competitive exams and emphasize to learn English language, as the language has become language of business. A student without getting command in English will face challenge in economic development field.

Mr. Akhtar Husain Akhtar (G. Secretary All India Momin Conference) conducted the programme, introduced the guest to the participants along with aims and object of the seminar.

Babar Ansari, Mansoor Sardar & Akhtar Husain Akhtar was the convener of the seminar and vote of thank was paid by Momin Mohammad Suhaib principal Takiya Amani Shah ITI.