Poor children who do not have access to proper schooling in India. Photo: Rakesh Raman

Poor children who do not have access to proper schooling in India. Photo: Rakesh Raman

It is a sin to treat a person differently based on their caste, creed, color, and religious affiliations. Such a treatment not only kills the spirit of competition particularly among students, but it also amounts to human discrimination.

The beneficiaries of such government schemes must think and stop accepting the benefits that pit humans against humans. ~ Rakesh Raman

The Minority Affairs Ministry of India has extended last date for submission of online applications for pre-matric and post-matric scholarships for 2016-17 for school students belonging to the minority communities till 31 August, 2016.

The last date for receipt of online applications (fresh/renewal) for 2016-17 was due to expire on 31 July, 2016.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Minister of State for Minority Affairs, said Friday that the decision has been taken keeping in mind the interest of needy students from poor sections of the minority communities.

[ क्यों हैं आप स्कूल की शिक्षा से परेशान? छुपाओ मत, मुझे बताओ। ]

Naqvi said a large number of requests and suggestions were received from people across the country in this regard.

The aim of scholarship at pre-matric level is to encourage parents from minority communities to send their school going children to school, lighten their financial burden on school education and sustain their efforts to support their children to complete school education.

According to the government, the objective of scholarship at post-matric level is to award scholarships to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of minority community so as to provide them better opportunities for higher education; increase their rate of attainment in higher education and enhance their employability.

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