Guwahati : The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has decided to organize a two day camp for sikh population in Assam and Meghalaya to equip them with the schemes being run by the Centre and state governments for welfare of the Minorities in the country.
Disclosing this in a statement released on Monday, the DSGMC President S. Manjit Singh GK and General Secretary S. Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that the two day camp will be on September 13-14 at Nagaon in Assam and Shillong in Meghalaya which have a sizeable population of sikhs in these states.
Sirsa said that DSGMC is sending four member team to these states for the said camp which will brief the sikhs about the schemes being run by the Centre as well as concerned state government for welfare of the minority communities.
He said that this four member team will be headed by Bibi Ranjit Kaur member DSGMC.
Centre and state governments have launched a number of schemes for minorities which included Pre Matric (online), Post Matric (online) scheme, Merit Cum Means (online), Paro Pardesh Scheme and Maulana Azad Education Foundation scholarship schemes. He said that there is provision of reimbursement of fees being paid by minorities particularly economic weaker sections. He said that there is also a scheme for education loan on nominal interest rates for those who want to study abroad under the Paro Pardesh Schemes,' Sirsa said.
He informed that Social Activist Indu Singh and Assamese Sikhs Association in Nagaon, Sikh Pratinidhi Eastern Board Zone Dhubri Sahib, Assam and City Gurdwara Management Committee, Shillong (Meghalaya) are coordinating for organizing these camps.
Sirsa said that once the sikhs residing in these states become aware of these schemes, this will help them a lot for up bringing of their children and also for their development and progress.
The DSGMC General Secretary also urged the Singh Sabhas formed in different states that they can approach the DSGMC if they want organizing of such camps in their respective areas which can prove to immensely helpful for the sikh community.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)