PM sends ceremonial‘chaadar’ to Ajmer Dargah, hails Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti
Traditionally, all prime ministers offer chadars at the Dargah, specially during Urs.india Updated: Mar 24, 2017 16:50 IST
A ‘chaadar’ (cloth inscribed with religious verses) will be offered at the famous Ajmer Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who on Friday hailed the Sufi saint as a “symbol of great spiritual traditions of India”.
Modi handed over the “chaadar” to minister of state for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and minister of state in the PMO Jitendra Singh here for offering it at the shrine during the ‘Urs’ (festival) which starts on March 30.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister conveyed greetings and best wishes to Khwaja Chishti’s followers across the world.
In his message, Modi said “Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is a symbol of the great spiritual traditions of India”, according to a PMO statement.
“Gharib Nawaz’s service of humanity would remain an inspiration for future generations,” he added.
Khwaja Chishti, a great 6th century sufi saint, is also known as ‘Gharib Nawaz’ (patron of the poor).
The Prime Minister offered his best wishes for the successful conduct of the ‘Urs’. The occasion is observed every year to mark the death of the Sufi saint.
PM Modi had sent a chaadar last year and also in 2015, ahead of the Urs.