Karnataka Minister pledges To Sponsor Education of 29 Girls

Shalini PanditPublished On: August 2, 2023
Karnataka Minister

Karnataka Minister of Housing and Minority Welfare, BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan, celebrated his birthday with displaced children from Manipur who have moved to Bengaluru. On this occasion, he pledged to cover the education expenses and welfare of 29 girl students.

On his 57th birthday, Zameer Ahmed Khan, Karnataka’s Housing and Minority Welfare Minister, celebrated with the displaced Manipur girls at St Teresa Educational Institutions in Chamarajpet. He declared that he would support their education and welfare, and also provided financial assistance of ₹2 lakh, as mentioned in a press release from his office.

Since May 3, Manipur has been experiencing violence due to protests against the High Court’s order to consider including the Meitei community in the Scheduled Tribes (ST) category. The issue is related to land ownership in hilly areas, where only STs have the right to purchase land.

Zameer Ahmed Khan, the Housing and Minorities Welfare Minister, had a conversation with the students and learned about the situation in Manipur. The displaced students shared that they had to come to Bengaluru due to the dangerous conditions in their home state. They expressed gratitude to St Teresa Education Institutions for providing shelter. The students will need to stay in Bengaluru for about seven years to complete their education, and Minister Khan promised to support their education and welfare throughout this period, according to a release from his office.

The Minister assured that the Manipur students are safe and promised to fulfill their needs. He had breakfast with them and arranged dinner for 250 other students at the institution. The institute’s staff and teachers were also present during these interactions.

Around 200 students from Manipur have come to Bengaluru, with 29 finding shelter in this institution and others accommodated in different institutions.

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