One day awareness programme on “Schemes/Programmes Implemented by Government for the Welfare of Minorities in Manipur” organised by Manipur State Minorities Commission was held today at Harvest of Jubilee Church, Patsoi, Imphal West.
Addressing key note to the media by Secy.Manipur State Minorities Commission, Abdul Hakim said that the minority people should take the opportunities of the various welfare schemes of the Central government. .
He said that different types of schemes are implemented by the state and central government. Educational scheme such as Pre-matric scholarship that provide scholarship from class 1 to 10, Post matric scholarship that provide upto rupees 5lakhs to the students for higher studies and should have the annual income of rupees 2 lakhs, Merit cum base scholarship which provide to the students on low interest.
He added that the Ministry of Minorities and Affairs also started a scheme on skill development namely Sikho aur kamaowo which provide to the students after class 10.
Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts for Development(USTTAD) scheme also launched by the government to enhance the traditions and arts, he added.
Various schemes such as Nayi Manjil scheme for handloom and handicraft, Women empowerment schemes for women to have power on leadership quality and Area Development scheme for minorities to monitor themselves in education and development, he added.