Hailakandi, June 27: The orientation training programmes for Haj pilgrims will begin in Hailakandi district on June 30 and July 1. This was informed by Additional Deputy Commissioner and Member Secretary, District Haj Committee, Amalendu Roy. 281 selected pilgrims - 233 male and 48 female - for Haj pilgrimage 2018 from Hailakandi district have been asked to attend the orientation training programmes organised by the authorities of District Haj Committee at Nazrul Sadan in Hailakandi town. Pilgrims proceeding through private tour operators are also requested to attend the training programmes positively.
Here, the pilgrims are being trained for boarding, lodging, accommodation, currency exchange and other activities to be performed during the pilgrimage. With the help of the authorities of District Haj Committee, both male and female pilgrims will participate in various orientation training programmes to get information on facilities that can be availed by the Haj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia and awareness for the same. This year 3,557 pilgrims from the Northeast region, including Meghalaya and Nagaland are taking part in the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Of the total pilgrims, 1,208 alone are from southern Assam’s three districts of Hailakandi, Karimganj and Cachar. A meeting of the District Haj Committee held at the office chamber of Additional Deputy Commissioner and Member Secretary, Amalendu Roy today decided that medical camps for vaccination of the pilgrims would be held on July 1 and 2.