Ranchi, Sept 11: Chief Minister Raghubar Das dispatched the first batch of 266 haj pilgrims at Birsa Munda Airport before Aajmine-E- Haj & appealed them to pray for peace & prosperity of Jharkhand, nation & the whole world.
He said that the positive energy they will bring back from Mecca should be utilized in developing the state. He wished them safe journey. 15 haj pilgrims of Jamshedpur are part of the contingent.
He said that India is a nation full of diversity & people of different cults & sects live here with coordination. But when they go abroad, they reflect India�s rich culture & heritage.
He summoned the educated youths to educate the marginalized & deprived people of the society. He appealed the youths to know about the schemes of the govt. for one & all & contribute in the development of the state by benefitting themselves with the schemes.
He assured the people present there that Jharkhand will have the grandest Haj House of the Nation, a model Haj House which could be imitated by another states. Das further said that the state Rajya Sabha MP M. J. Akbar is endeavoring to build the Haj House and number of architects have been contacted for the design & artistry of the house.
He appealed to the minorities to avail of Mudra Bank scheme which will be inaugurated at Dumka between 25 September to 2 October by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Under this scheme, a loan amount up to Rs. 10,00,000 (ten lakh only ) can be taken from the bank at nominal interest rates. This scheme has been designed especially for shopkeepers & small businessmen.
Welfare Minister Mrs. Louis Marandi wished them a happy journey & safe return from Mecca.
Ramtahal Choudhary, (MP) , ex- Union Minister Subodhkant Sqahay, MLA Irfan Ansari, Chairman, State Haj Committee Manjur Ahmad, President, State Minority Commission Shahid Akhtar , Principal Secretary to CM Sanjay Kumar & many dignitaries were present on this occasion.