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DSGMC to hold 2-day workshop on Assamese, Meghalaya Sikhs on minority schemes

 GUWAHATI: The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has decided to organise 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 here today, the DSGMC President S Manjit Singh GK & General Secretary S Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that the two-day camp will be held on September 13t and 14t at Nagaon in Assam and Shillong in Meghalaya which have a sizeable population of Sikhs in these states.


 He said that DSGMC would send a 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 would be headed by Bibi Ranjit Kaur member DSGMC.


Sirsa said that 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 was provision of reimbursement of fees being paid by minorities particularly those from the economic weaker sections. He said that there was also a scheme for education loan on nominal interest rates for those who want to study abroad under the Paro Pardesh Schemes.


Social activist Indu Singh and Assamee Sikhs Association in Nagaon, Assam, Sikh Pratinidhi Eastern Board Zone Dhubri Sahib, Assam and City Gurdwara Management Committee, Shillong (Meghalaya) are coordinating for organising these camps.



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