Shadi Shagun Yojana is a new upcoming centrally sponsored scheme which has got its approval from central cabinet. Under the Shadi Shagun Yojana, all the graduate Muslim girls will be entitled to get benefits of up to Rs. 51,000 as wedding gift. Muslim girls completing their graduation in any of the streams before their marriage would be eligible to avail the Shaadi Shagun Yojana benefits.
Shadi Shagun Yojana was proposed by the Maulana Azad Education Foundation to the government. The scheme has been approved by the Ministry of Minority Affairs. The scheme is aimed at incentivizing higher education among minority groups. The scheme by Narendra Modi Government is a great step to motivate girls for higher education especially from the Muslim Community.
Many of the girls from minority communities do not get opportunity to complete their graduation and gets married before completing the age of 18 years. Taking in view the education of Muslim girls, the central government, on recommendation of MAEF has decided to launch the Shadi Shagun Yojana.
Shadi Shagun Yojana for Rs. 51,000
The main objective of Shadi Shagun Yojana is to motivate girls from minority groups to pursue higher education. The situation of education among Muslim girls is not that good but this step of MAEF and central government would be able to help achieve the target.
Shaadi Shagun is an addition made in the existing Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship that is given to meritorious girl students belonging to six notified minority communities — Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis.
Eligibility for Shadi Shagun Yojana
The basic eligibility criteria for availing Rs. 51,000 under the Shadi Shagun Yojana are as following
- Only Muslim girls are applicable to take the scheme benefits.
- The girls have to complete their Graduation before marriage to be eligible for this scheme.
- Graduation degree passed/qualified from a recognized university / college is must for the scheme.
- Girl students availing Begum Hazrat Mahal scholarships funded by the Maulana Azad Foundation are also eligible for the scheme.
Shadi Shagun Yojana Application Form – Apply Online
Shadi Shagun Yojana applications might be invited through online mode through a dedicated web portal. Maulana Azad Education Foundation is preparing a dedicated web portal for Shadi Shagun Yojana to provide information about the scheme.
However, it is still not clear whether application for the scheme would be invited through online or offline mode. All the information about Shadi Shagun Yojana applications will be updated here once the scheme is launched.
For more details about the scheme, please visit the MAEF scheme page.