Report and Pic from Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (RD/SP)
Mumbai, Feb 27: State minorities affairs minister Anees Ahmed on Thursday February 26, met members of the minority communities and addressed their issues and problems.
Mumbai Congress president Kripashankar Singh welcomed the minister and also felicitated him on the occasion.
The minister was accompanied by Moulana Azad Financial Development Corporation chairman Amin Patel, other office bearers of Mumbai Congress Committee and prominent personalities from minority communities.
Minister Anees Ahmed announced several schemes for the minorities in the state, on this occasion. He said that a sum of Rs 100 crore had been allocated for the up-liftment of minorities under various schemes, for providing two lac rupees each to minority schools and pre-university colleges, in order to build toilets, library, computer rooms, repairs etc., scholarship of Rs 25 lac to minority community students to pursue higher, technical and engineering, medical and management courses, Rs 20 lac for A class municipal corporations, Rs 15 lac for B class municipal councils and Rs 10 lac for C class municipal councils to undertake infrastructure development in minority community residential areas, free distribution of school uniforms to students of minority schools from Class I to IV, providing training to minority youth supplying them training kits costing Rs 1,500 to each of the trainees free of cost, Rs 2,000 to be paid for various job oriented courses such as mobiles, lap top, computers, TV repair, network programming, motor winding, electric appliances repairs etc., Rs 25 lac allocated towards setting up of helpline facility for the minorities, Rs 25 lac for research and training regarding the problems faced by minorities, Rs 50 lac sanctioned to Moulana Azad Financial Development Corporation and Rs 50 lac provided to Urdu Academy, stated a press release issued in this connection.