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Jul 25, 2019
2:01PM

18 lakh scholarships given to minorities: Minority Affairs Minister

PTI

The government is taking steps for the social-economic and educational empowerment of the minority communities in the country.

Replying to supplementaries during the Question Hour in the Lok Sabha, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, three crore 18 lakh scholarships have been given to the notified minorities so far for their educational empowerment.

The Minister said, his ministry is ensuring equal opportunities for all in line with government’s slogan Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas. He said, the government believes in empowerment without appeasement.

Mr Naqvi said, the government is promoting education as well as social welfare of minorities by ensuring equitable share in economic activities and employment through existing and new schemes, enhanced credit support for self - employment and recruitment to state and central government jobs.

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