Bengaluru. Feb 25.Social development along with social justice would be achieved through various programmes for the welfare of minorities. Some of the communities among the minorities are steeped in poverty and suitable programmes would be formulated for their development, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.
The Chief Minister in his address after inaugurating the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Bhavan built by the Minorities Development department said, the minorities should adapt to the fast changing world to achieve their goals and join the social mainstream. The 21st century is the Knowledge Century. Children should be prepared to face the competitive world. We should help them to utilize the opportunities and rise to international level.
Education, professional guidance for the minorities
The Minorities Development department should draw up its plans keeping in mind the poorest of the poor among the community. Children who should be having books in their hands are being made to toil carrying loaded gunny sacks. The children should get professional guidance to pursue IT, Engineering, ITI, IAS, IPS and other career opportunities. The children of minority communities should get good education and employment. They should become economically empowered and join the social mainstream, Bommai said.
New National Education Policy
The New National Education Policy provides an open environment for children’s education. The NEP is being implemented after an exhaustive study under the leadership of the Prime Minister. The minorities should make good use of the NEP, Bommai said.
Wakf property for social cause
The Wakf Board has been formed to protect the Wakf property. it should ensure that the Wakf properties are not misused. Wakf property should be used for the welfare of the community. Stringent action would be taken against those who violate the law in this regard, Bommai said.