Minister of Minority Affairs Calls on Chairperson, A&N Islands Waqf Board

Port Blair, Dec 18: The Chairperson, A&N Islands Waqf Board in his recent visit to New Delhi called upon the Minister of Minority Affairs, Janab Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Senior officials of the Ministry of Minority Affairs. The Chairperson also called upon Janab R Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, Moulana Azad Education Foundation. The Chairperson requested the Minister for taking up certain projects on the Waqf land under Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram. The Minister assured the Chairperson of all possible assistance and called upon the A&N islands Waqf Board to submit proposal for development of Waqf land by constructing Shopping complex, Schools and Hostel. The Chairperson also requested the CEO, MAEF to extend the date for submission of application for award of scholarship and also requested to declare the Waqf Board as the Nodal Department for implementation of the scheme for award of scholarship. During the discussion the scheme for award of grant-in-Aid for infrastructural development of minority school was also discussed and the CEO, MAEF assured that all necessary steps would be taken for award of Grant-in-Aid for construction and or up-gradation of minority schools including Grant-in-Aid for purchase of lab equipment, furniture and computers as also for construction of hostel and toilet, as said in a press release by Chief Executive Officer, A & N Island Waqf Board

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