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107 students receive Haji Md Mohsin scholarship

Kolkata: Haji Md Mohsin Endowment Fund Scholarship amounting to Rs 2.4 lakh was distributed among 107 meritorious students belonging to the minority community, as part of philanthropist Haji Md Mohsin's birth anniversary celebration on Thursday.

The cheques (Rs 20,000 each) were given away by Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim at Rabindra Sadan. State Disaster and Civil Defence minister Javed Khan, minister of state for Mass Education and Library Siddiqullah Chowdhury and Minority Affairs and Madrasa Education minister Giasuddin Molla were present at the event as well.

"The dream which Haji Md Mohsin saw two hundred years ago is now coming true, with the help of West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (WBDMFC). Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is very happy about it," said Hakim, on the sidelines of the scholarship distribution ceremony.

WBDMFC provides financial assistance to the minorities for self-employment in the form of soft loan, different scholarships (Merit-Cum-Means, Post Matric, Pre Matric and Talent support stipend) for poor and meritorious students and education loans.

This apart, WBMDFC also organises Haji Md Mohsin Endowment Fund Scholarship distribution programme every year on August 1 – the birth anniversary of Haji Md Mohsin, who had donated a large amount of his wealth for the cause of education of meritorious Muslim students. This fund was named as Mohsin Endowment Fund.

"Haji Md Mohsin was Sir Syed of Bengal. Even after 200 years of his death, his fund is still being used for the development of minority students," pointed out Khan.

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