Telangana State Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao assures full support to the Haj pilgrims on Monday, adding that “Haj arrangements are the responsibility of the government”.
Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali said that Air India was hand over the task of taking Haj pilgrims and hoped that it would provide better services to the pilgrims. “
Deputy CM released the Haj Guides published in three languages: English, Telugu and Urdu and elaborated the arrangements being made for the smooth Haj operations this year.
MLA Jaffer Hussain Meraj advised the pilgrims to obey the rules and regulations of both India and Saudi Arabia in the matter of Haj pilgrimage.
“Haj journey is the most sacred and most important journey in the life of a Muslim”, said Syed Omer Jaleel, Secretary, and Minorities Welfare Department. He advised the pilgrims to take proper care of their health and get vaccinated.
The Haj Committee made elaborate arrangements for vaccinations and distribution of suit cases to all the pilgrims. Institute of Preventive Medicine Director Dr K Amarender Reddy was present on the occasion.
Prof SA Shukoor, Special Officer, Telangana State Haj Committee, said altogether 3,117 pilgrims from Telangana State were selected to perform Haj this year and the Haj Camp would commence from August 31 with hectic schedule of 16 Haj Chartered flights of Air India in seven days.
Medical teams from Princess Esra Hospital, Owaisi Group of Hospitals and Institute of Preventive Medicine administered Anti-Meningitis, seasonal influenza vaccine and oral polio drops to the pilgrims. The Vaccination Camp at the Haj House would continue till Wednesday.