Srinagar, January 21: The Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma A Heptulla visited Srinagar on Wednesday to inaugurate skill development centres established at the Physical Education Department of the University of Kashmir, Shah-e-Hamadan Memorial Trust, Pampore, and Comtech IT Educational Trust, Srinagar to train the poor Muslim girls in local market determinant skills.
As per a local daily, the centres were inaugurated by the minister simultaneously from the University of Kashmir and they will be run by the Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills.
After inaugurating the programme at the Gandhi Bhawan of the University of Kashmir, the minister said that this is a very unique initiative where skill development centre is being opened at madrasas and other educational institutes. It will provide easy access to poor girls from the Muslim community to empower themselves economically.
Najma A Heptulla also informed that the programme has already been successfully launched in Bihar and Mumbai where it has uplifted poor Muslim girls by giving them job-oriented skill training while they continue their education.
She called it a great opportunity and said that similar centres will be established in the madrasas and educational institutions in distant areas of the country.