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Pilgrims aged over 65 can perform Hajj next year

07 December 2022


Staff Reporter :
People above 65 years can perform the holy Hajj from next  year, Md. Faridul Haque Khan, State Minister for Religious Affairs, said on Tuesday.
"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paved the way so that everyone including the people aged over 65 can perform the holy hajj from next year," the State Minister said it while addressing a programme in Netrokona.
He said that the Muslims could not perform hajj in the last two years due to the covid-19 pandemic.
After easing the pandemic situation they  performed the Hajj this year.
"Everything is being easy day by day, the  aged people also can perform  hajj gradually. It  used to take a lot of time  to compete proceedings of the Hajj pilgrims, but nowadays, the procedures can be completed shortly," he said.
The programme titled, 'Religious harmony and awareness creating inter religious dialogue' organized  in  the conference hall at the Deputy Commissioner's office in the district town.
The State Minister said that development has been occurred in everywhere including the religious sectors.
Development has taken place in other religious groups also. Deputy Commissioner Anjana Khan Majlish presided over the event.  Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Monir Hossain moderated the programme.
Habiba Rahman Khan MP, Zilla Parishad Chairman Asit Sarkar, Superintendent of Police Md. Faiz Ahmed and District Awami League President. Amirul Islam, among others, was present.

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