New Delhi: Like every year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over a ‘Chadar’ that would be offered at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah on the 871st Urs on February 25. Urs commemorates the death anniversary of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. It is held over six days at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah and features night-long dhikr (zikr) qawwali singing. Also Read - EU Stands With India in 'Challenging Time', Modi Says 'Collaboration Essential' to Stop Pandemic
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) posted a picture in which PM Modi can be seen handing over the ‘chadar’ to a delegation from the Ajmer Sharif Sufi shrine. Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was also present during the meet. Also Read - Pressure Mounts on Modi Govt to Impose Nationwide Lockdown; Oppn Says Total Shutdown 'Inevitable'
Earlier in the day, the delegation of Ajmer Sharif Dargah Committee had called on Prime Minister Modi. The delegation included the head of the Ajmer Sharif Dargah Committee, who prayed for peace, security and brotherhood in the country. Also Read - PM Dials Chief Ministers Of 4 States To Discuss Covid Situation In Their States. Read Details
On behalf of the Prime Minister, Naqvi will visit the Ajmer Sharif Dargah and read his messages. He would also extend greetings on Urs and appeal people to maintain peace and harmony in the country.