HYDERABAD: On the lines of Telangana government’s ‘Shadi Mubarak’, the Centre has decided to introduce a scheme named ‘Shadi Shagun’ to offer financial assistance of `51,000 for the marriage of girls availing the ministry-funded education scholarship. Speaking at a conference in the city, Union minister for minority affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, said: “In a meeting day held recently, we decided that we will give `51,000 as ‘Shadi Shagun’ similar to ‘Shadi Mubarak’ to the girl child who completes her graduation by availing our scholarship programme.” “This initiative will support education in a big way.
The parents of the girl children are unable to save money as they have to spend considerable amount of money on their education even after availing the government’s scholarship,” the minister said.
Naqvi also announced that ‘Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centres’ would be established in 100 districts of the country, including one in Hyderabad.
“Besides providing various job-oriented skill development courses, the centre will also offer a certificate course in Goods and Services Tax (GST). After completing the three-month course in GST, the certificate holders will not only be able to help small and medium traders, but also common people,” he said.
The skill development will open up job opportunities for the youth on a massive scale, he added.