WB Govt to build student hostels at madrasas, ITIs in Muslim areas

July 24, 2012 by  
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West Bengal, July 22, 2012: Government of West Bengal has taken initiative to establish Students Hostel in every government aided Madrasa, recognized by the West Bengal Board of Madrasa Education. The newly appointed Joint Secretary of Minority Affairs and Madrasa Education department, Mr. Bikram Sen declared it on Friday, 20th July at the CM administration office.

Sen said, there are 611 Government aided Madrasas in the state. State Government will establish Students Hostel in the Madrasa premises under the Multi Sectoral Development Program (MsDP) of Central Government. Not only Students hostel, new ITIs and Markets will be established in the Muslim dominated areas.

Mr. Sen also said, Central Government allocated additional Rs 300 cr for West Bengal, students hostels for Madrasa students to be made from that amount.

Like Left Front regime, Trinamul Congress-led Mamata Government has also kept the Minority Affairs and Madrasa Education department in the hands of Chief Minister.

– tcn

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