Naqvi offers ‘chadar’ at Ajmer shrine

Naqvi offers ‘chadar’ at Ajmer shrine

Ajmer: Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday offered the ceremonial ‘chadar’ at the shrine of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti here on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In his message, Modi conveyed greetings and best wishes to the followers of the Sufi Saint in India and abroad on the occasion of the 806th annual Urs.

“It is said about India that it is not told in words but it should be felt. Peace, unity and harmony is at core of various philosophies in the country, Sufism is also one of them. When we talk of Sufi Saints in India, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti appears as a symbol of great spiritual traditions. The service of humanity made by ‘Gharib Nawaz’ will continue to be an inspiration for future generations.

“On the occasion of the annual Urs of this great saint, I am offering ‘chadar’ and Khiraaj-homage to Dargah Ajmer Sharif and wish for a harmonious co-existence of our culture. Greetings and best wishes to the followers of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti across the world on the annual Urs,” he added.

Speaking with mediapersons, Naqvi said that terrorism was the biggest enemy of both Islam and the entire humanity.

“This message is at the core of principles and teachings of the great Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Principles and commitment of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz is a strong weapon to defeat those evil elements who are trying to weaken human values and disturb peace and prosperity of the world,” Naqvi said.

He said that India was an example of social and communal harmony for the entire world.

“We will have to strengthen this fabric of social harmony and unity. This unity can defeat the forces, who are engaged in the conspiracy to create divide and conflict in the society.”

Naqvi also inaugurated a 100-toilet complex, constructed by the Ministry of Minority Affairs at “Vishramsthali” on Kayad road near the Dargah.

IANS