SRINAGAR: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Dr. Najma Heptullah on Wednesday showered praises on the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the completion of two years of government, led by him. She said during last two years, the Modi led government has registered phenomenal achievements in different fields which have no parallels in the annals of history.
Speaking at a function organized by Jammu and Kashmir Thangsoo Sports Association in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Scouts and Guides here at Amar Singh College to mark the completion of two years of BJP government in Centre, Najma said that all promises made by the PM Narendra Modi have been fulfilled and a new era of development and peace has ushered in the country. She said that every section of the society feels empowered due to the various initiatives taken by the present government and all are contributing their bit in making the nation as the most developed ones globally.
`The Union Minister assured that the problems faced by the minority children would be addressed at earliest, saying that new schemes and initiatives are being taken to ensure their overall development. She said that special provisions are being made for them in various sectors like Education, Sports etc. She further added that the Union Minority Affairs and HRD Ministry has given 80 lakh scholarships to minority students in various fields like Technical, Education and Medical education.
Besides, minority children are being provided with the civil service coaching and so far five girls from such classes have succeeded in qualifying country’s prestigious exams, she said and added that Moulana Azad Fellowship for minority girls has also being introduced to give boost to girls education in minority.
Referring to the PM’s initiatives to ensure women empowerment, the Union Minister said that schemes like ‘ Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ and other initiatives have helped a lot in empowering the country’s half of the population.
Speaking about skill development initiatives of the Modi led government; Dr. Heptullah said that Union government has opened various skill development centres across the country, adding that these centre, in Kashmir division, have been opened at Bandipora, Budgam, Baramulla, Srinagar, Anantnag and Ladakh.