While India celebrates Raksha Bandhan with fervor, Muslim girls will be thanking the Modi government for a gift that would help them have better lives.
The step has been taken to ensure that Muslim girls in the country attain higher education before marriage.
The reports say that this is one of the major decisions taken during a meeting of the MAEF chaired by Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
Only those who have been granted the scholarship at school level are eligible for the shaadi shagun gift.
Speaking to reporters, MAEF treasurer Shakir Hussain Ansari said that the government’s step is significant because a large number of girls from the Muslim community still do not receive higher education because of a lack of funds.
“We aim to encourage the girls and their parents to let girls complete their education at least upto the graduation level,” he said.
He informed the media that details of the decision and the scholarships will be made available on a website which is being created.
Ansari also praised the Prime Minister’s vision and said that PM Modi has indeed taken a major step in the direction of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’.