Hyderabad: When the minorities get quality education there would be bright scope for the all-round development of Muslims as they were denied opportunities to pursue higher education so far. However, the Telangana government was doing a tremendous job in improving the socio-economic conditions of minorities, said Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi here on Saturday.
Speaking at the annual meeting of National Minority Development and Finance Corporation at MCRHRD Institute, Naqvi said the State government’s hard work to set up minority residential schools and colleges is a great milestone in the community development. “Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s commitment to providing education is highly appreciated and he has a great vision,” the Union Minister said.
Naqvi also said that the minority institutions were functioning very successfully in the State. The government had not washed off its hands after setting up minority institutions but was also regularly monitoring their running, he said. The Minister said the Union government was ready to sanction funds for the programmes carried out under the Minority Department, to the State. “Whatever help is required for the development activities, particularly for the minorities, the Central government is ready to do at all times,” the Union Minister said.
Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali said that within a short period of three years the State government had achieved remarkable growth in all the sectors. Under the guidance of the Chief Minister 204 residential schools were established in the State and the government had been giving overseas scholarships to students pursuing higher studies in foreign countries, he said.
Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya also spoke on the occasion and promised the Centre’s help for setting up various skill development centres.
Lauds Haritha Haram
Naqvi also praised the State government’s flagship programme, Haritha Haram, to raise the green cover in the State. “For the protection of environment the Telangana government is doing a good job by involving all sections of people in the name of Haritha Haram,” the Union minister said.
Later, Mukhtar Naqvi, Dattatreya and Mohammed Mahmood Ali launched a new mobile App on National Minorities Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC) at the MCRHRD Institute.