Minorities Commission Lauds State's Minority Welfare
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Hyderabad | 31st January 2021
National Minorities Commission Vice Chairman Atif Rasheed today commended the Telangana government for the implementation of various welfare programs aimed at benefiting and empowering the minority communities in the state.
Speaking at a meeting with Home Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali at the latter's residence, Rasheed said, "Telangana, with its comprehensive set of welfare programs for minorities, is a role model to the other states of the nation. I am especially happy to see that the state government has been operating special schools to provide quality education to the children of the disadvantaged minorities."
The vice chairman specifically mentioned and praised the government's Shaadi Mubarak, introduced by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao in 2014 to provide financial assistance to Telangana's economically disadvantaged Muslims brides' households.
Echoing Rasheed's words, Mahmood Ali, too, expressed his appreciation for the government, and said that it had spent Rs 4,945 crore on implementing pro-minority welfare schemes over the last six years.
"After coming to power, the TRS government has invested Rs 4,945 crore into the empowerment of minorities in Telangana in the last six years. We have set up 204 residential schools and 83 colleges to provide education to students from minority households, and a total of 90,000 students have benefitted greatly from these educational institutions. Further, Chief Minister KCR sanctioned Rs 207 crore on scholarships so that students from disadvantaged backgrounds could also avail themselves of high-quality education at various over-seas educational institutions," he said.
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