- Category: Bihar Political News
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 18:15
New Delhi: The government has launched ‘Nai Manzil’ scheme in poll-bound Bihar on Saturday in a bid to reach out to minority communities in the election.
“I am happy to announce that my ministry through its special purpose vehicle, Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS), will take up this project on pilot basis in Bihar in at least eight Madrasas covering areas of significant minority population like Patna, Gaya, Motihari and Kishangaj,” said minister for minority affairs Najma Heptulla.
She said that the prime minister may not be wearing skull cap and is skipping Iftar parties but his government, unlike others in the past, is sincerely trying to provide livelihood to minority communities.
“Everybody in the past wore ‘topi’ but Prime Minister Narendra Modi government is the first which in place of ‘topi’ is working sincerely to provide ‘roti’ to minority communities,” Heptulla said.
The scheme, announced in the Budget Speech for 2015-16, aims to provide educational intervention through bridge courses to people between 17 and 35 years of age so as to help them pass class XIII and X from distance medium educational system.
It also aims to provide trade-based skill training in manufacturing, engineering, services and soft skills.