Naqvi to offer chadar at Ajmer Sharif on PM’s behalf

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Spreading a message of peace and harmony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday handed over a ‘chadar’ to Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to offer it at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah.

Ajmer Sharif is the shrine of sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti in Rajasthan.

Naqvi told IANS he would visit Ajmer on Sunday and offer the ‘chadar’.

“The prime minister has given a message of peace and harmony. I will read it out there,” Naqvi said.

The ‘chadar’ is a ceremonial cloth inscribed with religious verses, a traditional offering at Sufi shrines.

On Friday, Modi offered prayers at Assam’s Kamakhya temple on the first day of the Navratri festival, dedicated to Goddess Vaishno.

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