Fatehgarh Sahib: The three day annual Rouza Sharif Urs will start on November 27 at the tomb of Sufi saint Sheikh Ahmad Farooqui in Sirhind, considered one of the holiest places in Islam, second after Makka. Large number of Muslims from various parts of the country will come to attend the Urs, which will be held from November 27 to November 29 .
Observed every year in ‘Safer’ month of Muslim calendar, the Urs provide an opportunity not only to Muslims but also Hindus and Sikhs to pay obeisance to the saint.
The district administration has made elaborate arrangement for holding of Urs in front of Baba Moti Ram Memorial Trust building near Gurdwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib.
Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha on Monday presided over the meeting of district officials to review arrangements of Urs. He informed that all concerned officials have been directed by the district administration to ensure adequate bus service and parking space, proper drinking water and health facilities and uninterrupted power supply to area likely to be visited by the devotees. He said the health authorities have asked to proper arrangement of medicines so that devotees would not face any problem.
Rouza Sharif’s Khalifa Mohammed Sadiq Raja Mujeddedi said special arrangements have been made for board and lodging of pilgrims, including a community kitchen. He informed that the pilgrims from various countries come here to pay their obeisance. He said that Urs commemorated totally religiously in nature and no political activity is allowed.
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