June 12, 2019

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced measures for socio-economic-educational empowerment of Minorities.


  • The Government of India will provide scholarships to 5 crore minority students in the next five years.

  • The scholarships include pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means.

  • Of the 5 crore students, 50 % will be girls students.

Padho-Badho Awareness Campaign:

  • Padho-Badho Awareness Campaign will be launched across the country. It will be launched in 60 minority concentrated districts during the first phase.

  • It will encourage education especially in minority girls in those areas of the country where people do not send their children to schools due to socio-economic reasons.

  • The campaign will include street plays, short films and cultural programmes.