Saturday, June 04, 2022

Hajj pilgrimage: First flight departs with 377 pilgrims from Kochi

Kochi: The first flight with pilgrims for the Hajj pilgrimage 2022 departed from Kerala’s Kochi airport to Medina in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

As many as 377 passengers departed in the SV 5747 flight of Saudi Arabian Airlines. It was flagged off by V Abdurahman, Kerala Minister for Wakf and Hajj pilgrimage.

Kerala Minister for ports, museum, archaeology and archives Ahmad Devarkovil, Central Hajj Committee Chairman AP Abdullkutty, and State Hajj Committee Chairman C Muhammad Faisi were also present here.

“Today, the first batch of Indian Hajj pilgrims took off from Kochi airport to Saudi Arabia. As per our schedule, the last aircraft take off from Mumbai on July 3. I request all of you, we need your prayer and blessings. We are very confident, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, we will successfully perform all rituals in Mecca and Medina,” AP Abdullakutty, Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee told ANI.

Meanwhile, Kerala Minister for Wakf and Hajj pilgrimage V Abdurahman said that all the arrangements had been completed for the pilgrimage and there were no issues.

“All arrangements are completed. Today, 377 people for hajj are started their journey on the first flight. They arrived at the camp two days ago. All their tests are over. Now the flight has departed. There are currently no issues. Things are going well,” said Abdurahman.

C Muhammad Faisi, Chairman of the State Hajj Committee thanked the central and state governments for all their efforts in this regard.

04/06/22 ANI/Print

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