HT Image
HT Image

Need to modify madarsa education

STATE MINISTER for Agriculture Jaiprakash Yadav on Thursday highlighted the role of madarsas in enhancing the educational level of the minority community and said the modification of the education system of madarsas was the need of the hour.
None | By HT Correspondent, Gorakhpur
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2006 12:20 AM IST

STATE MINISTER for Agriculture Jaiprakash Yadav on Thursday highlighted the role of madarsas in enhancing the educational level of the minority community and said the modification of the education system of madarsas was the need of the hour.

Keeping this in view, the State government had established mini ITIs in various madarsas to provide technical education to the students.

Laying the foundation stone of a mini ITI building at Darul Uloom Husainia at Diwan Bazar, Yadav appealed to the minority community to impart technical education. He said that diploma course in air-conditioning,  refrigeration and computer application were being run in these mini ITIs which had been established under the vocational system of education.

Yadav claimed that the Samajwadi Party had taken keen interest in uplifting the standard of the minorities and Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav approved the establishment of educational institutions in minority-dominated areas.

SP MLA Kamlesh Paswan and  former MLA Dr Mohsin highlighted the role of madarsas and condemned those who termed madarsas as a breeding ground of terrorists. They warned such people to stop defaming the madarsas due to vested interest.

City unit president of the party Zia-ul-Islam said madarsas had produced patriotic people who played a vital role in the freedom struggle. He quoted the name of Maulana Mohd Ali Jauhar and other leaders in this context.

Presiding over the programme, Shamsul Islam, advocate and manager of the institution Tahawwar Husain said the mini ITIs were running in madarsas for the last one year and 16 children were being imparted education and training in each trade.

District vice-president of the party Kirtinidhi Pandey, Zafar Amin Dakku, Ismail Khan and others also expressed their views on this occasion.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP