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Mission Dosti seeks to aid Muslim youth


Police initiative  Top-notch academics to teach various competitive exam subjects

Mumbai : In a bid to spread awareness among Muslim youth regarding syllabi of various competitive examinations of different sectors like banking, railways, Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) among others, the Mumbai police has launched an ambitious programme called ‘Mission Dosti’ to help Under Graduate students through free coaching classes for five weeks.

The programme is the brainchild of Mumbai Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar, who has vowed to boost the confidence level of aspiring candidates of the minority community through crash course of over one month in which renowned academicians and senior-level police officers will guide the first batch of 100 students.

The responsibility has been given to Ravindra Shisve, Additional Commissioner of Police, Special Branch, CID. On July 14, Shisve has written letters to all principals of minority community colleges in Mumbai and asked them to send their under graduates aspiring to appear for competitive examinations.

Undergraduate students of arts, commerce, science, engineering, law, management have shown interest to take part in the coaching classes.

Around 1000 candidates from nearly 20 colleges of minority communities have applied so far.

“It will be very tough to provide basic guidance to all these candidates at a time. So, we have kept one Common Entrance Test (CET) to select 100 candidates. The CET will be held on August 13 at Anjuman Islam College Hall,” an officer said.

The CET will be conducted on Optical Mark Reading (OMR) sheet having 100 multiple type choice questions each having one mark.

“The candidates will have to answer these question within 90 minutes. It is an OMR sheet, which will be checked and evaluated electronically with 100 per cent accuracy,” added the officer.

Those selected will undergo six-day (Monday to Saturday) evening classes between 6-8 pm at Anjuman Islam school.

From policing to educating students

Free coaching class for commpetitive examinations of different sectors like banking, railways, SSC, MPSC,UPSC  will be conducted for Muslim under-graduate students

5-WK crash course Calibre of 100 candidates will be assessed. Based on their potential, study material and guidance to be provided for particular examinations

If successful, Muslim youth of colleges located adjacent to Mumbai will also be asked to send their applications for the crash course in future

Airports Authority of India has approved 27 proposals which will see 27 currently served airports, 12 currently underserved airports and 31 currently unserved airports (for a total of 70 airports) connected of the 70 airports, 24 airports are in the west, 17 in the north, 11 in the south, 12 in the east and 6 in northeast airline companies chosen are Airline Allied Services (Alliance Air), SpiceJet, Turbo Megha Airways, Air Deccan and Air Odisha seating capacity of aircraft will range from 19 to 78, and 50% of seats in every flight will have a fare cap of Rs 2,500 per seat per hour

After assessing response of first project this kind, Mumbai Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar will launch Mission Dosti — his ambitious programme —  at a grand level for all communities in the city