Modi Govt’s social welfare schemes path breaking: Heptulla

Excelsior Correspondent

Najma Heptulla, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, addressing a press conference on Tuesday. —Excelsior/Amir War
Najma Heptulla, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, addressing a press conference on Tuesday.
—Excelsior/Amir War

Srinagar, Jan 19: Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Dr Najma Heptulla, today highlighted the social welfare schemes initiated by NDA Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and termed them revolutionary and path breaking.
Addressing a press conference here, Heptulla said that the recently launched Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana is ‘farmer-friendly’ aimed at to ameliorate the condition of farmers of the country.
About the performance of her own ministry, she said the ministry has launched several schemes for the welfare of people belonging to minority community.
Heptulla said that the Modi-led Government was highly committed to the welfare of not only people belonging to minority community but to the people at large. She said that 86 lakh scholarships are being provided to students of the community and special coaching and training is provided to the students for preparing them to face the tough competitive exams in the filed of engineering, medicine and the civil service exams.
The Minister said that under the Nayi Manzil scheme, the World Bank has sanctioned a loan of worth Rs 50 million for the modernisation of Madrasas across the country. She added that under the Nai Manzil scheme, vocational skill training, imparting computer skills is done for the minority students.
Heptulla said the Nai Manzil scheme also looks to bridge the knowledge gap of school dropouts and students passing out of the conventional system (from Madrasas) and facilitating their getting admission into mainstream schools and colleges.
The Minister said the World Bank has been impressed with the scheme and is looking to replicate the same in South East Asian countries and in Africa.
Earlier, Heptulla interacted with party workers at Santoor Hotel to apprise them about the developmental work done by NDA Government in past two and a half years.
Heptulla is in Srinagar on a two-day visit to hold wide ranging discussion with party workers and people from different walks of life in the state.
“Main purpose of my visit was to interact with party workers and apprise them about the work done by (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi Government, so as to give our workers a talking point on what our Government did in past two and a half years,” Heptulla said.

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