Bhopal:Saturday, July 5 :Lots were drawn here today for applicants of aspirants for Haj-2008. The online draw of lots was undertaken by Haj Committee India, Mumbai and list of successful applicants released. The list of selected applicants can be seen on the notice boards at offices of collectors. The Haj pilgrims can also seek information on State Haj Committee’s phone number 0755-2530139.
The function of drawing lots was held here. It was presided over by Madhya Pradesh State Haj Committee chairman Shri Saleem Qureshi while Shahr Qazi Shri Abdul Lateef and state BJP president Shri Narendra Singh Tomar were the special guests. Speaking on the occasion, Qazi Abdul Lateef threw light on the importance of Haj while Shri Tomar extended his well wishes to the Haj pilgrims. He appealed to the Haj pilgrims to pray for the country’s peace and prosperity at the sacred Mecca and Medina towns.
Congratulating the successful applicants, Shri Saleem Qureshi assured that efforts would be undertaken for construction of Haj House and direct Haj flights from Bhopal and Indore.
On this occasion, the Haj applicants witnessed the online process of draw of lots conducted at Central Haj Committee, Mumbai. The function began with recital of Quranic verses by Qari Shri Maqbool Khan. Later, State Haj Committee secretary Smt. Nusrat Mehdi present committee’s report while its chairman Shri Saleem Qureshi welcomed the guests.
Those present on the occasion included additional Shahr Qazi Bhopal Janab Amirullah Khan, Nayab Qazi Shri Syed Musthaq Ali Nadvi, State Haj Committee member Shri S.M. Masood, Shri Moin Ansari, many public representatives and distinguished citizens.