HYDERABAD: The government is according utmost importance and priority to education of Muslims, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the state government established 204 residential schools for the education of socially and economically backward Muslims.
Rao was speaking after laying the foundation stone of `20 crore Anees-ul-Gurbha complex at Nampally here on Sunday. The complex will be used for providing education and shelter to Muslim orphans.
KCR, who was given a rousing reception at Nampally by local Muslims, interacted with them. He expressed the desire that the new complex of over 100-year-old Anees-ul-Gurbha should be constructed excellently.
Anees-Ul-Gurbha, set up in 1921, has been providing shelter to 60 persons. It lost 191 square yards of its land in the recent road-widening programme. To compensate the loss, government has allotted 4,000 square yards of site and sanctioned ` 20 crore for constructing a new complex.
Designs have been prepared for a seven-storeyed building with a plinth area of about 1.53 lakh sft. The first two floors will be used for commercial purpose and the upper five to provide shelter to about 500 orphan children. A school will also be part of the complex. Students of classes from first standard to degree can get shelter here. Those who join here may continue to stay there till they settle down in life. Deputy CM Mahmood Ali, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, MLAs and MLCs were also present at the ceremony.