Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi spoke on a wide range of topics especially on how his ministry will work with the mantra of "sabka saath, sabka vikas and sabka vishwas", in a conversation with News Nation at our prestigious Hamari Sansad Sammelan 2019 today. Being asked about the Modi government's developmental agenda for the minority communities, Naqvi said, in a first, we have to stop considering them as a different part of the society. The Union Minister said the cases of mob lynching in differnt parts of the country are no doubnt shameful and condemning, but have been represented to the netizens in a more horror way.
On BJP's key slogan 'Jai Shri Ram', Naqvi said that there is nothing communal in it and that Lord Rama is a part of Indian culture. Naqvi, who took oath as a Cabinet Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second term on May 30, held the same portfolio in the previous BJP government and won the hearts of minorities.
Under the Modi Cabinet 2.0's "sabka vishwas", priority will be given to "3Es" -- education, employment and empowerment -- for development of minorities. A nationwide awareness campaign is also in pipeline to reduce the school dropout rate among minorities, especially Muslim girls. Hunar Haat, which has been proved to be an effective measure to provide employment and employment opportunities to master artisans, will be organised across the country in the coming days.
Besides, the ministry has prepared a 100-day roadmap to strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to 'sabka saath, sabka vikas and sabka vishwas' (with all, for everybody's development and having everyone's trust)." Effective programmes for socio-economic educational empowerment of minorities and providing employment and employment opportunities to them is part of this 100-day roadmap.
In a heart-winning move, Naqvi had last week announced the Modi government's decision to provide scholarship to minority communities. Several scholarships such as matric, pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means will be given to 5 crore students from minority communities in the next five years.
Naqvi's "sabka saath, sabka vikas and sabka vishwas" mantra for the next five years seems to be inspired by PM Modi as the prime minister, in his first Parliament speech after securing a massive mandate in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, vowed to work with the same.
During his first tenure between 2014 and 2019, the Haj subsidy was done away with under a new policy and women were allowed to go on the pilgrimage without Mehram or a male companion. Apart from the Haj policy, Naqvi, as the Minority Affairs Minister, effectively implemented various schemes aimed at socio-economic-educational empowerment of poor and weaker sections of minorities with the goal of "development with dignity".