‘Nai Manzil Scheme’ an initiative for the underprivileged and dropout students through education and skill-based training was recently launched at the Education Research and Development Foundation (ERDF). The Nai Manzil Scheme aims to provide educational intervention through bridge courses to trainees and getting them certificates for Class X and XII.
Siddharth Kishore Dev Verman, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Minority Affairs, formally launched the Union Government’s flagship initiative scheme in the presence of ERDF Chairman, M Hoque, and beneficiaries. Verman said Nai Manzil is a scheme that provides education as well as skill training and that is why this scheme will give maximum benefit to the targeted beneficiaries
Appreciating the efforts of the ERDF, Verma highlighted the importance of the scheme. He also said that though there are several schemes being implemented for the interest of minority communities, they are either only educational or only skill-based.
It seeks to provide trade-based skill training in four courses – manufacturing, engineering, services and soft skills. The scheme intends to cover people between the age group of 17 and 35 from all the minority communities. The scheme aims to provide new avenues for minorities to pursue higher education and also open up employment opportunities in the organized sector.