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New Delhi: The central government on Monday launched skill training centres in three madrasas in Bihar as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas’ campaign. “The launch of the skill training centres through traditional educational institutions is an important milestone towards achieving the objective of skilling the minority community across the country,” union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah said. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said an amount of Rs.3.6 crore has been released to the three madrasas in Patna, Motihari and Kesariya.

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Heptullah said the scheme will bring together specialized training providers, leading industry bodies and trainees. “The core objective of the scheme is to provide top quality skill training at the neighborhood as per the demand of the market to the students who are currently enrolled with traditional educational institutions like madrassas or have dropped out,” she said. The centres rolled out on a pilot project basis would be extended to other madrassas. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced a special financial package of Rs.1.25 lakh crore for Bihar. In addition, the Centre has also notified 21 districts, including state capital Patna, as backward areas and offered them tax rebate.

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Anna Hazare Breaks Fast After Government Assurance

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Anna Hazare finally breaks his fast after government assurance. IANS
Anna Hazare finally breaks his fast after government assurance. IANS
  • Anna Hazare called off his hunger strike after government’s assurance
  • He fasted in Delhi’s Ramlila Ground
  • He fasted against unfair crop prices, electoral policies and Lokpal appointments

Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday called off his hunger strike in support of his demands as the Central government sought six months to deal with his demands on fair crop prices, Lokpal appointment and electoral reforms.

Anna Hazare wants government to finish corruption completely and take steps in the right direction. Wikimedia Commons

“The government has agreed to demand on crop prices and agreed to take steps on the appointment of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states as soon as possible,” Hazare said as he announced that he was going to break his fast.

Hazare said he had been assured regarding the new electoral reforms and implementation of the M.S. Swaminathan Committee report to address the agrarian crisis in the country.

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“The governments are meant for the public and it is government’s responsibility to provide the best service to its people,” he said.

Anna Hazare raised his voice against corruption and went ahead with his hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
Anna Hazare has also raised his voice against corruption and went ahead with his hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi earlier. Wikimedia Commons

Hazare launched his agitation in support of his demands at the Ramlila Maidan here on March 23. Earlier, he had launched a movement against corruption in 2011. IANS

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