Prime Minister Narendra Modi today applauded the Dawoodi Bohra’s contribution in the development of the nation and credited ‘India’s power of co-existence.’ He was addressing the gathering at Indore’s iconic Saifee Mosque, Madhya Pradesh. This is the first time PM Modi met with the Dawoodi Bohra spiritual leader Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin. Modi alsobecame the first Prime Minister to address the religious congregation of Dawoodi Bohra community.
He recalled a meeting with Syedna at an airport, “I met Syedna sahib at an airport and had a small conversation with him regarding the shortage of water in Gujarat and spoke to him about building check dams. Just after this brief discussion, he went back and made several check dams and helped many villages fight water scarcity.”
Prime Minister said that “Ayushman Yojana has come as a saviour for about 50 crore poor people of the country. It will ensure free medical treatment worth Rs 5 lakhs in one year. The trial of this scheme is underway.
The occasion was accompanied by religious hymns and a speech by Chief Minister Chouhan. Sydena Mufaddal Saifuddin also addressed the gathering and he wished all the success to PM in leading the country. He said, “I convey birthday wishes to you in advance and pray for your long life. May you get success in all that you do for the country.”
Ashara Mubaraka refers to a period of 10 days at the beginning of the Islamic year. It is dedicated to the remembrance of the Prophet Mohammed and his Ahle Bayt (family and kin), specifically his grandson Imam Husain. The tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is known as Ashura and marks the day on which Imam Husain was killed along with his family members and companions.