Dargah Committee urges Centre to set up airport at Ajmer

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Chennai, Dec 20 (UNI) The Ajmer Dargah Committee (ADC) has urged the Centre to establish an airport at Ajmer in Rajasthan to facilitate the pilgrims visiting the shrine of the famous Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty and Pushkar Temple.

In a letter to Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Praful Patel, a copy of which was released to the press here today, ADC President and Prince of Arcot Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali said the harmonious blend of Hinduism and Islam had given an unique character to Ajmer, making it an ideal example of communal harmony, religious tolerance and universal brotherhood.

''Despite the fact both the places (Ajmer and Pushkar) have internationally accredited religious places of worship, these cities are not linked by air,'' he said.

He said the Dargah Committee had unanimously passed a resolution in favour of establishment of an airport at Ajmer in its meeting held recently.

The meeting authorised the ADC president to take up the matter with the Centre asking it to consider this essential project on priority basis in the interest of the people from various walks of life belonging to different communities.


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