By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 12: Some 4,475 pilgrims – 3110 males and 1365 – will travel to Mecca from Assam, galand, Meghalaya and Sikkim this year.
The Joint State Haj Committee, comprising Assam, galand, Meghalaya and Sikkim, conducted an orientation camp today at the Haji Musafirkha, Guwahati for Hajj pilgrims 2016 with the objective to enlighten them on issues concerning rituals to be observed during the pilgrimage.
Sukur Ali Ahmed, Joint Secretary to the Government of Assam, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department and Executive Officer and Secretary, Joint State Haj Committee who was present in it informed that a total number of 4475 pilgrims will travel to Mecca from the four States. Out of which 3110 are male pilgrims and 1365 are females. Baggage weight, Custom clearance, health related issues, cash magement etc., were explained to the pilgrims.
These orientation programmes will be conducted in almost all districts head quarters of the State, where master trainers will guide the pilgrims on different aspects of the travel so that they can perform the Haj without any tribulations.
Kamrup (M) ADC Fakaruddin Ahmed was also present and presided over the meeting held on the occasion.