Life has no religion but the Scholarship has – The Modern Social Studies

via Raghavan Nair - HK Correspondent published on November 16, 2008

Razia, Mary and Savithri are 7th Standard students. Razia’s father owns a Bungalow, car and other luxuries. Marys’s father and mother are working in a Gulf country. Savithri is a poor scheduled cast student who lives in a small house thatched with coconut leaves. But Razia and Mary are receiving scholarship and when they were collecting the cash, Savithri just asked her teacher as to why she is not getting the scholarship? What has been the teacher’s reply is not relevant here but you must be aware of these favors showered on the so called minorities in disguise to ensure the vote bank!


It is to the knowledge of everyone that the scheduled cast students have been receiving lump sum grant as ANNUAL educational aid at the rate of Rs.140/- for lower primary level, Rs.220/- for upper primary level and Rs.330/- for the high school level. But the newly introduced scholarship for minority students has been Rs.10,000/- per year limited to two students in a family whose annual income is less than one lakh rupees. Whereas, Savithri is not even getting that lump sum grant also since she still could not manage to obtain an income certificate from village office in spite of her mother’s year long wait, but Razia’s father and Mary’s father faced no problem in producing the required certificates. Look at the Sachchar Committee’s recommendations and results of its application! In fact, Sachchar Committee and the Communists’ own Sasthra Sahithya Parishat categorically mentioned in their findings that the scheduled cast/scheduled tribe Hindus are the worst in economic backwardness, but Savithri is not eligible for any scholarship simply because she happened to be from the majority cast Hindu, whereas Razia and Mary come from minority casts.


In fact, the Paloly Mohammed Committee report went one more step forward and based on his recommendations, Muslim girls shall receive scholarship of Rs.3000/- at degree level, Rs.4000/- at post graduate level and Rs.5000/- for professional courses. Additionally, the Muslim girls shall receive stipend while preparing for competitive exams.


We must recognize the designs of this government. We hear about secularism on each and every issue. But what kind of secularism it is when for developmental activities, educational concessions and for even subsistence the only criteria is Religion? The Hindus must realize that the Governments policy of showering concessions on Muslims is creating a separate entity for them which in due course may lead to a situation where the British divided India.


Just have a look at the Scholarships declared by government to the minority students and what the scheduled casts/tribes have been receiving:


List of Scholarships recently declared by government


Amount allocated in 11th Five Year Plan

7880 Crores

Amount approved this year


Students studying from 1 to 10th standard

     72 Crores

Students studying for +1, +2 and Diploma courses

   90 Crores

Those studying in Professional Courses

    48.6 Crores


Scholarship Amount (Eligible for those with 50% marks and above



1 to 10 Standard students(Admission, Course, Tuition, Hostel fees)

Rs.10,000/- per year

+1, +2 Classes(Admission, Tuition, Hostel fees)

Rs.9350/- per year

Technical/Vocational courses(Admission,Course,Tuition,Hostel fees)

Rs.12350/- per year

Degree, PG Students

Rs.6550/- per year

M.Phil, Ph.D Students

Rs.35100/- per year


School level Scholarship for Scheduled Cast/Tribe students


From 1 to 5 Standard

No scholarship

6 to 7 Standard

Rs.10/- p.m for Boys, Rs.15/- p.m for Girls

8 to 10 Standard

Rs.15/- p.m for Boys , Rs.20/- p.m. for Girls


School level scholarships for OBC, SEBC students


From 1 to 8 Standard

No scholarship

From 9 to 10 Standard

Rs.100/- per month for 10 months


Post Metric Scholarship for Scheduled Cast/Tribe Students (60% marks compulsory)



Rs.330/- per month

Research students

Rs.330/- per month

Technical Course

Rs.175/- per month

Degree, +1, +2 Students

Rs.140/- per month


Lump Sum grant that Scheduled cast/tribe students receive once in a year


1 to 4 Standards


5 to 7 Standard

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