New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centres, to be set up across the country soon, would also offer a training course for sanitary supervisors, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced on Thursday.
Naqvi, who participated in ‘shramdaan’ or voluntary service at Maulana Azad Education Foundation campus under “Swachhta Hi Seva” (cleanliness is service) campaign, said the course of about three-six months duration will create job opportunities for the poor youth from minority communities.
It will also help strengthen ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, Naqvi said.
The course will include training in use of latest technology and machines in cleaning and preparation of compost from biodegradable garbage.
Naqvi said 100 Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centres will be established across the country, where the youth belonging to the minority communities will be provided job-oriented skill development training.
Speaking on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign), launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014, Naqvi said that for the first time after independence, cleanliness has “not remained just a matter of habit but has become a passion” and that cleanliness has become a people’s movement.
The Minister said that his Ministry has been constructing toilets in a large number of madrasas and other minority institutions and connecting them with the cleanliness campaign.
He said that the Ministry for Minority Affairs is organising “Swacchta Hi Seva” campaign from September 15 to October 2 at its headquarters, the Antyodaya Bhawan, offices of National Minority Development Financial Corporation, Maulana Azad Education Foundation, and state waqf boards across the country.
The campaign is also being organised in educational and social institutions of the minority communities.
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