The BJP will reward meritorious Muslim girls with Rs 51,000, who complete their graduation before marriage under the Shaadi Shagun scheme. The Ministry of Minority Affairs approved the proposal put forward by Maulana Azad Education Foundation.
The scheme aims to encourage higher education, as quoted by News 18. Those who have availed the Begum Hazrat Mahal scholarship (BHMS), which is funded by Maulana Azad Education Foundation, are entitled to avail the benefits of this scheme that would be introduced as a top-up.
However, parents of girls earning Rs 2 lakh per annum cannot avail the benefits of this scheme.
Shakir Hussain Ansari, Treasurer of the Maulana Azad Education Foundation, said that families of Muslim girls and minority community are always puzzled about their daughter’s marriage and education and most of them save money to spend on daughter’s wedding, not for education purpose.
The foundation plans to explain the details about the scheme to all on its online portal.