Ganderbal: Secretary National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), Manoj Pant, today visited district Ganderbal, where he chaired a meeting to review the status of cases of financial assistance to eligible militancy affected families assisted by NFCH for their studies under Project Assist Financial Scheme (PAFS).
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal, District Social Welfare Officer (DSWO), students and their parents availing financial assistance under the scheme.
At the onset of the meeting, the DSWO informed the meeting that presently 118 students of district Ganderbal are connected with the NFCH, out of whom 85 students have completed their studies and 33 students are getting financial assistance on a monthly basis.
The Secretary while interacting with the students said that the meeting has been convened to get first hand appraisal of its implementation and to check deficiencies, if any. He also took feedback from the students and their parents about the scheme.
He called upon the concerned to identify and adopt new cases so that financial support is provided to the maximum number of beneficiaries to shape their lives for which DC assured full support for identifying such beneficiaries.
The DC also assured the Secretary that district administration will also make all possible efforts to adjust students in the Private sector who are connected with NFCH and have completed their studies.
He also maintained that a special counseling programme for these students shall be organized to provide them career counseling.
Emphasizing on hard work, the Secretary asked students to study with dedication and remain focused on your goal and become role models and source of inspiration for others.