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LG interacts with first batch of Hajj pilgrims

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Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Sunday virtually interacted with the first batch of Haj-2022 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir before they left for the holy pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

As per an official handout, the LG extended greetings and best wishes to the people undertaking sacred pilgrimage. “I pray for a successful Hajj pilgrimage & peace, amity and prosperity for UT of J&K,” said the LG.

He urged the pilgrims to apprise the administration instantly, in case they face any issue anywhere during the pilgrimage. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole apprised the LG about the arrangements being put in place for the Hajj pilgrimage from J&K.

Keeping in view the safety and convenience of the pilgrims, a facility of RT-PCR Covid-19 test at JVC Hospital Bemina and e-rickshaw and other facilities at Hajj House have been made available to pilgrims, he informed.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to LG; Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to LG; Vijay Kumar, IGP Kashmir; Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, Commissioner/Secretary to Government Revenue Department; Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, besides senior officers of Airport Authority, Civil and Police administration were present on the occasion.

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and vice-president Omar Abdullah, also greeted the pilgrims.

“JKNC President Dr Farooq Abdullah, Vice President @OmarAbdullah greets the selected Hujaaj leaving for the holy journey today. They urge the Hujaaj to pray especially for lasting peace and prosperity in J&K, Ladakh,” the party tweeted.

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