Addressing a mixed delegation of minority communities here yesterday, Rawat said Urdu and Punjabi academies in the state will be activated and their members will soon be appointed.

He said the state government will offer all possible help if an NGO working for minorities comes forward to set up coaching institutes to prepare students from the minority communities for competitive examinations.  

Officials have been asked to implement schemes meant for the minorities with sensitivity, the Chief Minister said.

Later, at a function Rawat said the goals of social justice can be achieved only if we work with the vision of inclusive development and help the deprived sections of the society join the process.

"15 crore people across the country were dragged out of poverty under the UPA regime but still vast sections of our population have to struggle hard to fulfill their basic needs," he said.

Rawat said resourceful sections of the society have to come forward to help the minorities fulfill their basic needs.

"So long as economic disparity prevails in society, the country cannot grow in the true sense of the term," he said.

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