Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has assured Goa State Haj Committee about fulfilling the demands of providing land for dedicated Haj House in Goa, resolving Margao kabrastan issue so also the issue pertaining to qurbani and technical institute for Muslims in the state.
Parsekar was addressing a gathering as chief guest during a function organised by Goa State Haj Committee at ‘Haj Camp’ set up at Makhdoom, Ashraf Nagar in the premises of Mormugao Sunni Muslim Federations at Verna late Friday evening. South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar, former Fatorda MLA Damu Naik, Goa State Haj Committee chairman Mohammed Iqbal, BJP Minority Cell South Goa president Shaikh Jina, Margao municipal council chairperson Arthur D’Silva, regional passport officer Agnelo Fernandes, Carol Daud and other executive members of Goa State Haj Committee were also present.
Parsekar complimented the Haj pilgrims who will be departing to Madina from Goa and assured them that the state government would take up the issue of providing dedicated Haj House to the pilgrims heading to Madina from Goa.
Meanwhile, 560 Hajis will depart for Madina from Dabolim airport in two flights scheduled on August 29 and 30. Goa State Haj Committee chairman Iqbal said that 184 pilgrims are from Goa while 376 pilgrims are from Belgaum and Karwar districts in Karnataka. He said that 338 pilgrims will be departing to Madina from Dabolim airport on August 29 at 1 pm by Air India flight while 222 pilgrims will depart on August 30 at around 12 pm by Air India flight.