“Make profits in a lawful manner, live a good life and at the same time help those who are in need,” Chief Minister Siddaramaiah advised the business community here on Friday.
He was speaking after launching the Malabar Gold CSR Initiative, whereby scholarships worth `2 crore would be given to 5,000 students, and financial aid for 100 homes in the statewould be distributed. He said the state government was giving importance to empowering women, and especially the girl child.
The state has announced to give Rs 2 per day for a female student who goes to school and as per this scheme, every girl studying from the 1st to the 10th standards will get `2 for every day that she attends school. “In this way we will make learning students into earning students. We will also open bank accounts in their names, to help them, and show society that the girl child is not a burden to the family,” he added. Home Minister K J George, Shantinagar MLA N A Haris and Malabar Group Chairman M P Ahammed were present.