Centre to push for educational empowerment of minorities

Webdesk | Saturday, May 13, 2017 4:04 PM IST

Centre to push for educational empowerment of minorities

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Centre will be launching a campaign to educationally empower the poor and marginalised sections of the society.Tehrik-e-Taalim (campaign for education) will be launched on the occasion of late President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's 86th birth anniversary on October 15.

Besides spreading awareness about education and various government schemes, we will be building schools and educational institutions to develop educational infrastructure in these areas.A high-level committee, constituted to frame the roadmap, including places where these institutes will be established, will soon submit its report. Our target is to start academic sessions in these institutes from 2018,' Naqvi added. He also told that 40 per cent reservation for girls in these institutions has been proposed.