A total of 33 devotees left Dhaka early Tuesday to perform Umrah in Saudi Arabia with the financial assistance of Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir.
In the last Ramadan, Sayem Sobhan Anvir, also the chief adviser to the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Musalli Committee, pledged to send 104 devotees to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.
Musalli Committee Vice-President Shahidul Islam, General Secretary Mizanur Rahman Manik, and Joint Secretaries Shah Alam Mintu and Shafi Sarwar Liton, and Organising Secretary Nasir Uddin Gazi were also present on the occasion.
The rest of the devotees will go to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah by next January, he said.
Musalli Committee General Secretary Mizanur Rahman said the Bashundhara Group MD also provided financial support for the month-long iftar programme at the national mosque from his own fund.
After performing Maghrib prayers, they prayed for a long and healthy life of the Bashundhara Group MD and his family members and prosperity of his company.
Pesh Imam Maulana Mizanur Rahman conducted the prayer while Musalli Committee members handed over some gifts, including Punjabi and Tasbi, to the devotees.