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45 Haj pilgrims were flagged off by DC Doda Harvinder Singh and sent to Srinagar

Doda: Deputy Commissioner Doda Harvinder Singh flagged off a batch of 45 Haj pilgrims from Doda district and left for Srinagar. SSP Doda Javed Iqbal and ACR Doda Sunil Butiyal were also present in the programme. This event marked the beginning of his journey to perform the holy pilgrimage to Mecca. The group of pilgrims included 23 from Doda, 4 from Bhaderwah, 7 from Thathri and 11 from Gandoh. The list includes 31 men and 14 women. District Administration Doda ensured all necessary arrangements and facilities for safe and comfortable travel of the pilgrims to Haj House Srinagar and today an international flight will take off from International Airport Srinagar to Saudi Arabia. DC Singh told ANI, “The first batch of 45 pilgrims from Doda is leaving for Srinagar today. Another batch of 18 pilgrims will leave via Delhi. They have been health checked and given mandatory vaccination.” Nasir Qayyum Zargar, a Haj pilgrim from Doda, told ANI, “We wait with patience to complete Haj. May God accept it. And bless everyone with it. We hope that after performing Haj, God will bless our lives.” We will fill you with faith. We will pray.” Peace and Security”. Interacting with the pilgrims, DC Doda congratulated them on getting the opportunity to perform Haj. He also wished them a safe pilgrimage and appealed to them to pray for peace and prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir and the district. He stressed the importance of Haj pilgrimage and upholding the values of peace, unity and brotherhood. The event was attended by representatives of the religious community and well-wishers from the district administration and police, who came together to bid farewell to the pilgrims and pray for their well-being during their holy journey. Apart from this, a large number of people were present to see off the pilgrims. A total quota of 1,75,025 pilgrims from India for Haj this year has been fixed after India signed the bilateral Haj Agreement 2024 with Saudi Arabia (KSA) in Jeddah in January this year. The bilateral Haj Agreement 2024 was signed between Union Minister of Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs Smriti Irani, Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan and Dr. Tawfiq bin Fauzan Al-Rabiah, Saudi Minister of Haj and Umrah. Arabia (KSA) in January this year. “A total quota of 1,75,025 pilgrims from India has been fixed for Haj 2024, of which 1,40,020 seats have been reserved for pilgrims through the Haj Committee of India, thereby providing a lot of space to the common pilgrims wishing to perform Haj for the first time. would benefit.” 2024 while 35,005 pilgrims will be allowed to proceed through Haj group operators,” the Ministry of Minority Affairs had earlier said in an official press release.

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