“THE ANNUAL Khajrana Id Mela is a symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity in the City. Celebrations of such kind will increase harmony and bonding between the two communities,” Maa Pragyadevi said after inaugurating the three-day annual ‘Khajrana Id Mela’ at the Khajrana Nahar Shah Wali Dargah area on Tuesday.
MP representative Mohd Tariq Khan was also present on the occasion. Congress leader Ayaz Guddu and city unit president Pramod Tandon also lauded the effort saying, “Such fairs are ample proof that communal harmony still exists in the society. People from all classes participate in the fair, which is a good sign.”
Among those present were former corporator Haji Jalla Patel, Vinay Bakliwal, Zilla Wakf Board secretary Mohanned Nasir Shah, BJP leader Haji Usman Patel, Youth Congress leader Annul Patel and others.
Earlier, Dargah Waqf Board Inti Jamia Committee’s Sardar Haji Ehsan Patel welcomed all the guests while former city Youth Congress secretary Abid Appu proposed the vote of thanks.
Mela coordinator Mohd Munnavar Shah said the fair would have the regular amusement attractions like every year. “It would have giant wheels, ‘Maruti Maut Ka Kuan’ and a hoard of stalls under ‘Meena Bazar’ selling stuff ranging from cosmetics, imitation jewellery and Chinese goods,” Shah said.
‘Meena Bazar’ is being organised for the first time at the three-day annual fair. It would have shops for clothes and dresses for ladies and children, cosmetic and jewellery items, shoes and sandals for all, purses, electronic goods and toys. In view of the large number of people visiting the fair, the organisers have requested the administration to deploy policemen and women for security reasons and also asked the IMC to clean the mela ground daily and provide drinking water at the venue.