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Oct 13, 2017 11:33 AM IST | Source: NEWS18.com

Graduate Muslim girls to get Rs 51,000 'Shaadi Shagun' from Modi govt

This proposal by the Maulana Azad Education Foundation has now been cleared by the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

Meritorious Muslim girls who go on to complete graduation before marriage will get a special gift of Rs.51,000 from the Narendra Modi government.

This proposal by the Maulana Azad Education Foundation has now been cleared by the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

The Shaadi Shagun — as the scheme is called — is aimed at incentivising higher education among minority groups.

All students availing Begum Hazrat Mahal scholarships funded by the Maulana Azad Foundation are eligible to apply for this top-up provision being introduced in the scheme.

The minority scholarships for weaker sections in the minority communities were initiated during Atal Bihari Vajpayee regime in 2003. In its earlier avatar, meritorious girls from the minority community were given monthly stipends only till Class 12.

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