CM inaugurates slew of minority welfare projects
She was speaking at the programme organized by the state to give away prizes and scholarships to the students who have performed well in various examinations at Netaji Indoor Stadium on Monday.
Chief Minister also inaugurated various projects at the function.
Banerjee instructed the Chairman of the Minorities Development & Finance Corporation and its other members to visit the districts to take a stock of the various ongoing projects to ensure that the beneficiaries can avail the facilities of the schemes.
“The senior officials of the Minorities Development & Finance Corporation must be more proactive to ensure that all the students can get scholarships and loans for their study.”
“They must talk to various self help groups and NGOs for better implementation of the projects. There are many students who are poor but meritorious and we must ensure that these students avail the benefits of our various schemes,” Banerjee said.
“If you come across any requirement while carrying out the development work you should come to me.”
“I will not always ask you about the projects but you must talk to me if there is any problem,” she reminded the officials. She also urged her party MPs and MLs to help the students who are poor but meritorious.
“Our students must comprise of a large number in the country. There is lot of talent in our state and we should search for it.”
“It is our duty to cooperate with the meritorious students and extend all type of help so that they can realize their dreams. Banerjee on Monday inaugurated a women hostel at Aliah University and also
a mobile application for the Haj pilgrims at the programme.
The state government also distributed scholarships and prizes among the successful students from the various streams of higher education. Chief Minister also distributed prizes among those minority students who have cleared state civil service examination in A and B categories. Financial assistances were given to around 20,000 self help groups across the state.
Hazi Mohammad Mohsin Scholarships worth Rs 20,000 were distributed among each student. The state government has given scholarships to 1.7 crore students and 5 lakh unemployed youths were given loans.
Skill trainings have been provided to 60,000 minority students and 16,000 students including those pursuing MBBS and engineering courses were given loans, Banerjee said.
Around Rs 100 crore was given for the construction of Haj Tower which will come up soon. Urdu Academy has been sanctioned. Around 400 new hostels are coming up for both male and female students.
Houses have been provided to 1, 31, 000 people under various schemes. A total of 183 marketing hubs will be set up across the state in which 29,000 unemployed youths will get shops, Banerjee announced.