The last date for applying online to Central government scholarships has been extended up to August 10 from July 31, Minister for Minority Welfare Mohd. Ahmedullah said on Saturday.
The Minister gave away cheques for Rs. 66,000 worth of Central government scholarships and Urdu copy writing books to students in the Municipal Corporation Urdu High School at Nakkash. Recalling that former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy extended four per cent reservation, fee reimbursement and scholarships to Muslim minorities to promote education among them, he urged them to stop going to work and instead go to schools.
Justifying the State Cabinet's decision to rename Kadapa district after YSR, Mr. Ahmedullah advised the people to realise that YSR developed the State as well as the district in an unprecedented manner and added that it was a matter of pride. Chief Minister K. Rosaiah took the final decision to rename the district, he said. He announced sanction of four additional classrooms on the request of Municipal corporator Shamsher and school teacher Iliyas.
Kadapa Mayor P. Raveendranatha Reddy said the government was striving to develop minorities, and was anguished to see minority children work at a young age. He recalled that YSR upgraded a primary school into high school and developed it. District Wakf Board chairman Mazhar Ali, Rajiv Vidya Mission women and child welfare officer Anupama Vani and local leader Kareemullah participated.
Mr. Ahmedullah inspected Rajiv Vidya Mission office and examined the attendance register.
He questioned office superintendent Varalakshmi on improper maintenance of the movement register and asked for leave applications of employees on leave. To a Minister's query, DE Murahari Reddy said eight employees in the office were utilising hired vehicles.