Book on govt schemes for minorities in Urdu released, distributed in Nizamuddin, Jamia Nagar
OT, October 4, 2012 13:17 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/Jamia Nagar, Nizamuddin
The Delhi Minority Commission (DMC) member, Pushpinder Singh, has distributed Urdu version of a book Step Forward carrying vital information on the government schemes meant for minorities, including Muslims, to Madarsa students in Nizamuddin West.
He told OKHLA TIMES that the book initially compiled by the DMC provides detailed information about scholarship schemes, education loans provided by government of NCT of Delhi and other states, ministry of minority affairs, corporate, NGOs and banks for minority students.
It was on chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s direction that the book later on was translated into Urdu so as more awareness could be created among the Muslims, claimed Singh.
“Distributing the book was a good experience. Students received me well and appreciated the work. The translation was done through NPUL. And it took one month to collate information. Those who are interested in the book can avail it on order from the DMC office,” he said.
The book meant for free distribution is a good move as many people are not aware of many schemes unrolled by the government, said Shamim.
Senior journalist Syed Ali Ahmed is distributing the book in Jamia Nagar.
The move has been welcomed by leaders and social activists.
RLD Delhi general secretary Javed Iqbal Khan said the move will certainly benefit minorities as many will come to know about the educational schemes being provided by the government. “Efforts should be made to make this book available to as many people as possible so as our youth can benefit the most.”
A few days ago the English version was released by Delhi PWD minister Rajkumar Chauhan.
CAPTION: The Delhi Minority Commission (DMC) member, Pushpinder Singh, at his ITO office
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