Hyderabad, Oct 9 (INN): With the departure of last flight carrying 292 pilgrims, the Haj Camp 2013 concluded here on Wednesday.
Minorities Welfare Minister Mohammed Ahmadullah congratulated all the departments, organisations, officials and individuals who contributed a lot for successful conduct of the Haj Camp for smooth and safe departure of Haj pilgrims from Hyderabad Embarkation Point. He appreciated the efforts of the Haj Committee and its Special Officer Prof. S. A. Shukoor and Executive Officer Abdul Hameed who, in coordination with other departments, made relentless efforts for the success of the camp.
Altogether, 7784 Haj pilgrims left Hyderabad by 25 Special Haj Chartered Flights for Makah enroute Jeddah to perform Haj this year, which include 986 pilgrims from the neighbouring Karnataka State. 658 pilgrims from Anantapur and Chittoor went for Haj from Bangaluru Embarkation Point. The largest number of pilgrims 2330 are from Hyderabad followed by 569 from Kurnool, 422 from Guntur, 398 from Ranga Reddy and 389 from Anantapur. Least number of pilgrims seven are from Vijayanagaram, while there was no application from Srikakulam District.
On the last day of the camp Karnataka Minister for Minorities Welfare and Haj Qamar ul Islam, , MLC and President Jamiat ul Ulema AP Moulana Hafiz Peer Shabbir Ahmed, MLA Shahjahan Pasha, Deputy Mayor G Rajkumar, RTC MD AK Khan, Minorities Welfare Department Secretary Ahmed Nadeem, Minorities Welfare Commissioner Shaik Mohammed Iqbal and former minister Ravinder Naik were present.