Mansarovar yatris given send-off, Urs camp inaugurated

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New Delhi, Jun 30 (UNI) The fourth batch of Kailash Mansarovar yatris were today given a warm send-off by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at a simple function at her residence.

All the 47 pilgrims, including nine women, were presented a kit comprising a track suit, rain coat, bag, Puja materials etc. Three pilgrims from Delhi were also handed over assistance of Rs 25,000 each.

Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister also inaugurated annual Urs Camp for pilgrims of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Dargah Ajmer at Burari Grounds in North Delhi.

The camp which would continue for three weeks will offer a number of amenities to those pilgrims who are going to visit Ajmer Shareef and are putting up at Delhi in transit.

Large number of pilgrims from different parts of the country are visiting Ajmer Shareef via Delhi.

Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister stressed on the need for imparting modern education in madrasas. She also said that her Government has been helping in promotion of Urdu language.

Part-time Urdu teachers have been appointed and their remuneration has also been enhanced. There would be no dearth of funds for promotion of Urdu language as this language is associated with composite culture of Delhi, she said.

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