First Published Mar 3, 2023, 3:26 PM IST
New Delhi: Meo Muslims are mostly present in Mewat region of Rajasthan. Here, in 790 villages, young children of the Meo community are staying as school dropouts and are not getting secondary education. But, these conditions are about to change. The first private university is going to be established in this region.
This university is going to be established in Chavandi Kalan village of Alwar district. The varsity will raise the educational standards of the Meo Muslims in the region. This Mewat region is widely spread in Bharatpur, Alwar districts, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
The first private university in Mewat is the brainchild of Yusuf Khan. This Yusuf Khan is a lawyer from Tijara Tehsil Tapukara village. They play a vital role in re-directing the remaining Muslim children towards schools as dropouts. 34-year-old Yusuf Khan worked hard for girls to continue their studies during the Corona lockdown. With the help of Jaipur Police, they were enrolled in distance education and continued their studies.
The government allotted 208 hectares of land in Chavandi Kalan village for the private university proposed by him. Under the banner of The Missile Man’s Vision Foundation, Yusuf Khan is fighting for the education of Muslim and underprivileged children. The banner asserts that the new university will bring higher and technical education to them.
The university is being named after late senior Congress leader Barkatullah Khan. He was the first Muslim CM who served as Rajasthan CM from 1971 to 73.
There is a possibility of introducing a private member’s bill for the establishment of a varsity in the ongoing session of the Rajasthan Assembly. Yusuf Khan explained that it was the backwardness of his native place that pushed him to this program and there were chances of laying the foundation stone of this university in the month of May.
The university will offer many modern subjects including disaster management, pharmacy, environment, climate change, sports and engineering.
During the corona epidemic, Yuf Khan has taken up Shiksha Sethu program along with Jaipur Police. With the support of 17 police stations, a large number of girls have returned to continue their education. Under this project, he went to their homes and gave teachings. Class 10th and 12th exams are conducted by Rajasthan State Open School. The police paid the fees and distributed the study material to the girls. It was explained that 750 girls are now pursuing their studies and have appeared for the exams.
Advocate Yusuf Khan, who has been practicing in the Rajasthan High Court for six years, said that the Meo Muslim community can start a new chapter of empowerment by providing education to the adolescent boys and girls. He said that with the establishment of the university, children will be encouraged to complete their school education and pursue higher education. Also, it was explained that the state government will contribute to improving the facilities in primary and secondary schools in this region.
Last Updated Mar 3, 2023, 3:26 PM IST