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Government of India
Ministry of Minority Affairs
24-February-2016 18:24 IST
“SABKA SATH, SABKA VIKAS” is a Commitment for Development of all Sections of Society: Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

The development of every section of the society is “Rashtradharm” of the Government. “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas” is not a political slogan but it is a commitment to take light of development to all sections of the society. This was stated by Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs while delivering the valedictory address at the annual conference of State Minority Commissions here today. He said the steps taken with this commitment for socio-economic-educational empowerment of Minorities have started yielding results at grass root level.

Shri Naqvi said that the Central Government has taken various steps for empowerment of Minorities which include programmes like “Prime Minister’s new 15-Point Programme”, “Multi-Sectoral Development Programme (MSDP)”, “Mission Empowerment”, “Sikho Aur Kamao”, “Usttad”, “Hamari Dharohar”, “Manas”, “Nayi Manzil”, “Nayi Raushani”, scholarship for students, “Padho Pardes”, “Jiyo Parsi”. These schemes are a strong step to provide light of development to the last person of the society.

The contribution of minorities in nation building is “truth of history and reality of present”. The Minorities are equal contributor in country’s development and there is a need to strengthen this feeling, he added.