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Minorities will be uplifted through Madrassa Modernization Programme: President

Jun 10, 2014 17:43 IST

    The government is likely to spread Modern and technical education among Minority communities in India by launching a Madrassa modernization programme, as told by President on 9 June 2014. The plan came after observing sections of minority communities continuing to suffer from poverty till date.

    The president expressed the concerns while addressing a joint session of parliament, and said that it is unfortunate that since independence, till date the sections of minority communities continue to suffer from poverty, and more tragic is that the benefits of government schemes are not reached out to all of them.

    He added that in order to make all minorities equal partners in India's progress, his government will take measures and initiatives to extend reach of modern and technical education among minority communities by introducing National Madrassa Modernization Programme.

    Focusing on the Muslim community which consists near about 14% of India's total population of close to 1.2 billion people as well as Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and the weaker sections the programme would be designed, for their upliftment.

    The government is working on developing and enabling such an eco-system, which stand on equal opportunity in education, health and livelihood for the minority section.

    Likewise, for the Scheduled Tribes, the government is to launch a dedicated programme called as 'Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana’, as told by President Pranab Mukherjee.

    He added further that the welfare and rehabilitation of specially-abled people will also be the integral priority of his government and institutional care will be provided to them.

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