731 pilgrims selected from Odisha for Haj

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said the state government has made all arrangements for the Haj Pilgrims.

The Chief Minister felicitated the Haj Pilgrims here on Wednesday.

This year, 731 Haj Pilgrims are going to perform the pilgrimage through the State Haj Committee. Out of these, there are 433 male and 298 female pilgrims.

In order to look after the welfare of the Haj Pilgrims, four ‘Khadim-Ul-Hujjaj’ are being sent by the Government.

The Chief Minister informed that construction of a Haj House at Bhubaneswar is going on while the state government is trying to make an embarkation point here.

He said that the state government has been persistently working for the welfare and development of our Muslim community.

The state government is providing financial assistance of Rs 6 lakh each, to around 100 minority educational institutions for development of facilities such as Library, additional classrooms and, Laboratory.

He informed that the government is currently constructing 40 hostels with a capacity of 100 students each for the higher education of the minority communities.

100 multipurpose community centres are also being constructed for the minority communities.