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Ministry of Minority Affairs07-March, 2013 18:04 IST
|British High Commissioner Sir James David Bevan meets Minority Affairs Minister Shri K Rahman Khan |
|The British High Commissioner Sir James David Bevan called on the Union Minister of Minority Affairs Shri K. Rahman Khan here today. During his courtesy call, the Minister shared various schemes and programmes of the Ministry for the welfare of the minorities. |
Responding to Sir Bevan’s interest, the Minister mentioned that there are five notified minority communities in India, i.e. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis) and various schemes and activities are undertaken for the welfare of these minorities. The Minister further explained in detail about the various schemes being implemented by the Ministry such as Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP), Scholarships to various categories and Management of Wakf Properties. He added that the Prime Minister’s 15-Point Programme provides for earmarking of certain targets and outlays for minorities in all important schemes of the Government of India for implementation in Minority Concentration Districts (MCDs).
While the Minister desired to understand the working of Equal Opportunity Commission and Shariah Banking in United Kingdom, the High Commissioner explained their functioning and appreciated the complexities of Indian society and democracy. The Minister said that the Minorities have progressed in the past decade and the Government is making the required efforts to bring them to the level of National average of development.
Regarding the British Prime Minister’s recent visit to India, the Minister expressed happiness that it has further strengthened the relations between the two countries. Informing that the British Minister for Communities will be visiting India in May, 2013, the High Commissioner requested the Hon’ble Minister to meet him during his visit, which was agreed.
(Release ID :93230)