Minority Scholarship Training Camp

 Minority Scholarship Training Camp September ‘2012


Like in the previous years a scheme for reimbursement of tuition fee and other compulsory fee was introduced by the Department for the welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minority (Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhist, Parsis & Jains) under Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. The last date for submitting the forms was 15.10.2012. The following schemes were offered for these categories:

-         Reimbursement of Tuition Fee for class I to XII

-         Free supply of Stationery for class I to XII

-         Merit Scholarship for Students Studying in College/Professional Institutes for classes after XII.

To create awareness among the people really to be benefited from the said scheme, efforts were planned by the Central Secretariat in the month of September ‘2012. For this purpose a meeting was held in the office of the Secretariat on 13/09/2012 & 15/09/2012 to apprise the volunteers about the guide lines to be followed for filling the forms. Representatives from various zones attended the meeting. Zone wise volunteers were identified to visit various schools run by the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee as well as other schools likely to have the students under the reserved categories. In addition various religious places in many areas were also identified for visit for this purpose.

Information Booklet along with a pamphlet got printed by The Kalgidhar Trust-Baru Sahib were got available to the volunteers to be supplied to various schools.

S. Charanjeet Singh ji from The Kalgidhar Trust addressed the volunteers and briefed about the activities of the Minority Commission in helping the claimants. He also informed that the number of beneficiaries is increasing year after year. The efforts in getting the forms filled in Punjab were put before the audience and information about a sizable number of forms filled in a very short spell of time was given.  Procedure to be adopted for filling the forms was also explained.

In addition representatives from various zones also narrated their experiences and difficulties faced in the precious years in getting the forms filled. S. Satpal Singh ji from Vishnu Garden offered to help the claimants in getting the formalities like SDM certificate in respect of Category & income, completed. Necessary formats were got prepared by him in advance and other volunteers were also offered to get this facility availed from their sources.