UP Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav yesterday launched UP\'s first Urdu IAS study centre which is named after Mulayam Singh Yadav.
During the launch of UP's first Urdu IAS study centre which is named after Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav put emphasis on the need for quality education to ensure the emancipation of the minority community.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister said that they cannot progress without education. Every country that has done well on economic grounds has first strengthened its education system. The Samajwadi Party will ensure that IAS aspirants from among the minority community are given the best training possible for civil services examination.
Commending the Udru Akademi for setting up the study centre in a short duration, he also advised students to not only keep an eye on studies but also on politics, both of which were means to achieve big things in life. Among other things, Akhilesh said the Samajwadi Party government was working for the welfare of all sections of society, and that India would only progress if it remained secular and allowed every community and individual an opportunity to progress.
Urdu IAS study centre was aimed at encouraging more students from the minority community to prepare for the civil services. At present, less than 5 per cent Muslim officers qualify for UP's bureaucracy. The study centre was announced last year by the CM. The Minister had also tasked the Urdu Academy with providing coaching services to student from the minority community preparing for the civil services. He had also sanctioned Rs 4 crore for setting up of the project.
Nawaz Deobandi, Chairman of Urdu Academy, said the academy was grateful to SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for having taken considerable steps to strengthen the minorities in the state.