Bring minorities at par with other communities, says Vice President Hamid Ansari

Ansari urged the Muslims to also look inward and focus more on providing education as the community has a very high school drop-out.

Bring minorities at par with other communities, says Vice President Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday said the minority community has to be first brought at par with other communities if Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slogan of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ is to be fulfilled.

Saying minorities not to beg, he remarked they have a legal right to ask the government, which at times needs to be reminded of its duties and responsibilities.

Ansari urged the Muslims to also look inward and focus more on providing education as the community has a very high school drop-out.


“Our Prime Minister has emphasised on ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas (Together with all, Development for all). But for everyone to grow together, all need to stand together in one line,” said Ansari.

He added: “If someone is 10 yards behind then he cannot compete. Bring everyone in one line and then the country will prosper. This is a great nation and would prosper further.”

Ansari was addressing a conference ‘Taleem O’ Tarbiyat’ here on how education helps, empowers and energises the communities.

“Whatever you want from the government, you ask for it, it’s your right. You would also have to make the government realise that it has been careless in giving your rights. They have done it in the past and are doing today also,” he said.

Highlighting the importance of the education, he said: ” the world is growing rapidly and there is a need for retraining of the people”.

Ansari further stressed there is need to strengthen the elementary and basic education for the minority communities as the school drop ratio is quite high.