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Assam state-run madrassas to shut down from November

Assam education minister: All state-run madrassas to shut down from November

October 13, 2020

The Assam government has decided to close all the state-run madrassas from November, announced Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. He said, “We will close down state-run madrassas in Assam from November. The government will release a notification in this regard,” Sarma told reporters on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

He also announced that the state has launched a ‘Sneha Sparsh’ scheme under which state government will bear the cost of organ transplant in children below the age of 12 years. Sarma said, “We have launched a scheme under which children who are below 12 years and require a liver transplant, kidney transplant or bone marrow transplant, all these services will be provided free of cost by the government.”

He added, “A camp will be organized every month on 10th for everyone to avail the scheme. State government will fund the scheme which is named as “Sneha Sparsh.”

Source: ANI

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