New Delhi: A skill development plan under National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) would be extended to more girls from Muslim community, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has said.

Giving away certificates to the pass-outs of the 'HUNAR' programme on Sunday, he said the programme would be extended to more Muslim girls, enabling them to nurture the skill that they are naturally blessed with.

The programme was launched in February last year as a part of an endeavour to promote school education and skills among disadvantaged communities.

About 1,613 girls took admission and 218 learners passed from 14 centres in the Old city area of Delhi in different trades such as tailoring, basic computing, preservation of vegetables and fruits, gram sakhi, embroidery etc under the programme.


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