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PM Modi to launch 'Progress Panchayat' for minorities today

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:46 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central government will launch Progress Panchayat today to reach out to the minority community and publicise the various welfare measures for their betterment, initiated by the NDA government.

Minister of State for Minority Affairs (independent charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will kick-start the programme from Haryana's Mewat. The programme will be organised in 100 places across the country in the coming days where Union ministers will interact with people about the several schemes.

Apat from holding the panchayat, Naqvi will also inaugurate a 100-bed hostel building for girls at Hathni in Palwal and staff quarters at schools in Nuh and Nagina. He will also lay the foundation stone for a model school in Chilwali

The special outreach programme comes days after Prime Minister Modi's remarks quoting BJP idealogue Deen Dayal Upadhyay during a party meet in Kerala, that the community must be empowered and not treated only as items of the vote market.


First published: 29 September 2016, 10:12 IST