Education a major tool for minority development: CM

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New Delhi, Mar 11 (UNI) Education was a major tool for the development of the minorities, Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit said today.

Addressing a seminar here on the ''role of minorities in the development of Delhi'' organised by the Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC), Ms Dikshit said youth and women from the minority communities should not lose any opportunity to get education as it was the only tool for their development.

''It is the age of education...there are programmes for the minoritries which would help them get good education. Once you are educated, no one can take away your right to be a contributor in society,'' she said.

She asked the DMC to ensure that minorities get all the information and help in understanding and benefiting from the schemes offered to them by the Delhi government.

The minorities must enjoy right place in society and right opportunities for their development and prosperity, she said. ''Our country has accepted every community in true spirit and members of all communities are celebrating each other's festivals together,'' she reminded the gathering.

Former Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia Syed Shahid Mahdi, Director Bhai Veer Singh, Sahitya Sadan Dr Mahendra Singh, General Secretary YWCA Joseph Benjamin, eminent Buddhist Dr Dharam Pal Sehra and President Delhi Parsi Society Dadi Mistry also expressed their views in the seminar.

Ms Dikshit lauded the role of minorities' run institutions in catering educations to all segments of society.

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