Narendra Modi Led BJP government would soon launch Mid-Day meal scheme for Madarsas across the country. The government has decided to launch the scheme once all the contours of the scheme are finalized. The decision of launching the Mid-Day meal scheme for Madarsas was taken during the meeting of the general body of Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MEAF) held on December 29, 2016.
The scheme would benefit the the Madarsas which provide mainstream education such as science, maths etc. MAEF general body may also consider grant-in-aid scheme for such madrasas.
According to the Union Minister for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the ministry has been discussion various issues with representatives from several Madarsas and collecting their suggestions before the final launch of the scheme.
Madarsas are an integral part of India, it is wrong to say they are not part of India, said Naqvi. The government is already making efforts for the upliftment of the minorities in the country and has launched several welfare schemes to socially, economically and educationally strengthen them.
The announcement of the scheme was made by Naqvi while Inaugurating the Annual Conference of State Minorities Commission in New Delhi on 17th January.