On Thursday, union minister Najma Heptulla launched a scheme
called as "'Nai Manzil" for girls of the minority communities in the country.
It's a skill development scheme under which these girls will be imparted a three-month
skill development training in seven identified sectors relevant to the region
As per Najma Heptulla, the girls will be trained in sectors
like processing saffron and food, embroidery, computers (both software and
hardware), tourism/hospitality, electronics and plumbing. They will also be
given a stipend of Rs 4500 for this course. It has been already launched in
three Madarsas for girls in Jammu and Kashmir. They will be provided training
as per local requirements.
Najma further added that girls will be trained at a
development centre in Kashmir University and Madarsa Shahi-i-Hamdan in Pampore
and Madarsa Imam Sadique in Shadipur in Bandipora. Especially girls from
economically poor background will be trained. They will also be given certificates from Sector
Nai Manzil has been launched for the first time in the
state. It is a scheme for providing education and livelihood for the minority
communities. Its main aim is to benefit those who dropped out of schools or are
being taught in the community education institutions like Madrasas. So, this
scheme will provide them formal education and skill training along with
certificates. This scheme (which covers entire country) in turn will help them to seek
employment and thus, better livelihood.