A total of 27 insolvent devotees have left Dhaka for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah with the financial assistance of Bashundhara Group, the largest business conglomerate of the country.
They boarded an aircraft of the Gulf Airlines which took off in the wee hours of Thursday.
In the last Ramadan, Anvir, also the Chief Adviser to the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Musalli Committee, pledged to send as many as 104 devotees to perform Umrah. As part of this commitment, two groups were earlier sent to Saudi Arabia.
On the eve of the flight of the third kafila, a special prayer session was held at the office of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Musalli Committee in Dhaka.
Musalli Committee General Secretary Mizanur Rahman Manik, Organising Secretary Md Nasir Uddin Gazi, Social Welfare Secretary Nazmul Huda, and Bashundhara Group’s Umrah Coordinator Md Amir Hossain Mia, among others, were present at the prayer session.
In his reaction, Md Shahjahan, who hawks on the footpath of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, said, “I am grateful to Chief Adviser to the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Musalli Committee Sayem Sobhan Anvir for giving me the rare scope.” The first kafila comprising 26 devotees returned home after performing Umrah on December 18 while eight days later, 33 devotees had left Dhaka for this purpose.
Eakub Ali, President of Musalli Committee, said the fourth kafila consisting of 18 devotees will go for Umrah very soon.