HAILAKANDI, June 27 - The orientation training programmes for Haj pilgrims will be organised in Hailakandi district on June 30 and July 1. This was informed by Additional Deputy Commissioner and Member Secretary, District Haj Committee, Amalendu Roy.
As many as 281 selected pilgrims � 233 male and 48 female � for Haj pilgrimage 2018 from Hailakandi district have been asked to attend the orientation training programmes organised by the authorities of District Haj Committee at Nazrul Sadan in Hailakandi town. Pilgrims proceeding through private tour operators are also requested to attend the training programmes.
Here, the pilgrims are being trained for boarding, lodging, accommodation, currency exchange and other activities to be performed during the pilgrimage.
With the help of the authorities of District Haj Committee, both male and female pilgrims will participate in various orientation training programmes to get information on facilities that can be availed by the Haj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia and awareness for the same. Joint Secretary of District Haj Committee, Abul Hussain Mazarbhuiyan, said that the training sessions will stress on the need for the intending Haj pilgrims to carry standard size baggage consisting of two suitcases up to 22 kg each and a hand bag up to 10 kg for both outward and inward journey. During the training programmes, authorities distribute informative pamphlets and experts give lectures on the rituals associated with Haj.