MP madrasas’ annual grant to be doubled


Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan felicitating Madrasa student on its Foundation Day in Bhopal.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan felicitating Madrasa student on its Foundation Day in Bhopal.

By Pervez Bari,

Bhopal : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the amount given annually to each madrasa for infrastructure development will be hiked from Rs.25,000 to Rs.50,000. An auditorium would also be built for Madhya Pradesh Madrasa Board. Chouhan was addressing the 20th foundation day of Madhya Pradesh Madrasa Board and one-day Madrasa Shiksha Sammelan.

Chouhan said that modern education should also be imparted along with religious training in madrasas. Children need to be skilful as well in today’s modern times. While there is employment on the one hand, there is dearth of skilful hands. We have to check this situation. He said that children would have to be given modern education besides religious training to make them good human beings.

He said that the state government has not let any kind of discrimination in the education of children. There are schemes for everyone. A student is the best gift of God. Government is responsible to do its best for the students. He said that the aim of education is the transfer of knowledge, making students skilful and giving them good culture.

School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah said that computer education is being given in madrasa classes since Class I. He said that the tricolour would be hoisted in madrasas also like in other schools of the state every day. He lauded the progress in imparting modern education in madrasa board. Madrasa Board Chairman Professor Sayyed Imadduddin informed that so far 2575 madrasas have been registered in which 2 lakh 88 thousand children are studying.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Chouhan honoured best madrasas, best madrasa teachers and outstanding students on the occasion. He also released a souvenir containing the remarkable progress of Madrasa Board.

Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Archana Chitnis, Minister of State for Minority Welfare Mrs. Lalita Yadav, MP Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan and Manohar Untwal, Chhattisgarh Madrasa Board Chairman Eijaz Baig, Mrs. Mehrunnisa from Rajasthan Madrasa Board, Central Hajj Committee member Mohammed Irfan, Tourism Development Corporation Tapan Bhowmik and Delhi’s Main Imam Omar Ahmed Iliyasi were present on the occasion.


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