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Counselling programme held for minority community students

New Delhi: A counselling programme for minority community students of 10th and 12th classes was held in Gokulpuri’s Harnam Place on 24 May in which about 700 boy and girls students belonging to the Muslim community took part. This programme was sponsored by the members of a social organisation named ‘Flame of Hope’. In this counselling programme professors and experts of different subjects and departments of Delhi University, JNU and Jamia Millia Islamia University advised the students on choice of subjects and courses according to their likings and interests for higher education after leaving school, for a better future. In this counselling programme former Congress MLA Chaudhari Mateen Ahmad and Police Commissioner of South East Delhi A. K. Singla were also present as special guests.

Chaudhari Mateen Ahmad while speaking on this occasion said that educational awareness among youngmen and parents of Muslim community is now increasing, though belatedly. He said that South East district of Delhi is the most backward area of Delhi where maximum number of people belonging to Muslim communit are living. President of the social organisation Flame of Hope said that most of the children of this place forsake their education after 12th class. Hence, in order to create awareness about, and importance of, education among these people this counselling programme has been organised in which the students, particularly girl students, apprised the experts of their problems. Most of them said that after 12th parents discontinue the education of their daughters, though educational performance of girls, in most cases, is better than that of boys. Professors and experts agreed to it and they urged parents among the audience and also the parents in general to pay equal attention to the education of their daughters along with the education of their sons. 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 June 2016 on page no. 14

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