Home Minister Bal Krishna Khan bids farewell to the pilgrims. Photo: Home Minister’s Secretariat
July 10, Kathmandu. Home Minister Bal Krishna Khan today bade farewell to the last delegation to perform Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Home Minister Khanna bade farewell to 113 pilgrims at Tribhuvan International Airport on Friday morning.
Out of the 555 quotas allotted to Nepal for Hajj this year, the last team went there on Friday morning for Hajj.
Mahendra Yadav, Joint General Minister of the Nepali Congress and Shamsher Miah, Chairman of the Nepal Haj Committee also arrived at the airport to bid farewell to the pilgrims.
A team had been going for Hajj daily from Air Arabia since July 20. The Consulate General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, coordinates the Hajj pilgrimage from Nepal. A team of 10 volunteers from the Consulate General has been deployed to manage the pilgrims. The team consists of 8 delegates and 3 medical support teams. Pilgrims will return to Nepal after 34 days.
Mecca is a holy place of pilgrimage for the Muslim community. Millions of Muslims from all over the world go here for Hajj.
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