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Tarlochan: Sikh leaders should focus on education

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    Tarlochan: Sikh leaders should focus on education
    Attar Singh
    Tribune News Service


    Patiala, December 30
    Tarlochan Singh, Member of Rajya Sabha from Haryana, today flayed the role of the Sikh leadership in not giving proper guidance to Sikhs.



    While talking on the sidelines of the convocation of Punjabi University, in which he participated yesterday, Tarlochan Singh said Sikh leaders raised trivial issues for debate and ignored important issues like employment etc.


    During his tenure as the chairman of the National Commission of Minorities, Tarlochan Singh said, he had followed up with the Centre the issue of grant of scholarships to Sikhs and other minority students.


    Tarlochan Singh further said the Centre had sanctioned a grant worth Rs 4.57 crore for students belonging to the minority communities like Sikhs, Buddhists and Muslims under the scheme of scholarships on merit-cum-means basis.


    He added that under this scheme, the students would be reimbursed the fee paid for pursuing professional courses.
    The Sikh leaders should take up important issues like education and employment whereas other issues should be taken up on a secondary basis, he added.


    The need of the hour is to providing better education and job avenues in the competitive era, Member of Rajya SabhaTarlochan Singh said.
     
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