In the wake of Independence Day, as we celebrate the unity of our country, it is important to know that the diversity we hold does not divide us, but unites us, enriches us, makes us unique. The Himachal Pradesh government launched the Mukhyamantri Alpsankhyak Kalyan Yojana 2021 – a scheme that aims to celebrate the diversity in the state and offer avenues.
Under the implementation of the scheme, the state government will offer financial assistance for the marriage of Muslim girls, medical treatment to poor Muslim families and also provide social security pension to the old, widows, and disabled people of Minority communities.
About the Himachal Pradesh Mukhyamantri Alpsankhyak Kalyan Yojana
The prime offerings of the scheme are mentioned herewith:
- Marriage Grant to Muslim Girls – the state government will provide ₹25,000 as marriage assistance for girls belonging to poor Muslim families
- Medical treatment to Poor Muslim families – the Himachal Pradesh government will provide financial assistance of ₹5,000 for medical treatment of any poor Muslim family.
- Social security pension to Old, Widow and Disabled Muslims – in order to help old, widowed and disabled Muslims get by, the State government will offer ₹400 per month as a social security pension.
The overall development of a country takes place only when everyone accomplishes a state of the property on the whole. Where nobody gets left behind is where one can rightly say that the government developed.
How to apply for the Mukhyamantri Alpsankhyak Kalyan Yojana?
In order to apply for the scheme, one would have to wait a while, as the state government is working on a system that ensures smooth implementation of the scheme. The funding for the welfare of Muslims in the state comes from the Waqf Board, established for the welfare of the Muslim community on the whole.
The final take on the implementation of the scheme is yet pending, and hence the mechanism for applying for the scheme is in its developmental stages currently.
Wrapping it up
Minority communities have always felt marginalised and have been drawing the short end of the straw for decades now. With the implementation of the Mukhyamantri Alpsankhyak Kalyan scheme, Muslims in Himachal Pradesh now have access to avenues they never had before. Through this scheme, marriages, social security and medical facilities for Muslims will be made available, so that they do not feel left out of developmental efforts carried out all over the country.
For decades now, there have been efforts to bring about the welfare of the Muslim community, and this scheme, like no other, offers multiple opportunities for minorities in the state. A big stride in welfare efforts, the Mukhyamantri Alpasankhyak yojana aims to create history by offering long term solutions to the people of Himachal.
Finally, development has to be holistic, where no minority or ethnicity is left behind. That is true democracy and the most accurate representation of secularism – the exact ideology our founding fathers built the nation on.