New Delhi: The Modi government is about to make history by sending a record number of pilgrims for Hajj pilgrimage. India and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement for 2023 Hajj pilgrimage from India. According to this, 1,75,025 Indians will go for Hajj pilgrimage this year. This is a record number.
Indian Consul General, Muhammad Shahid Alam, said that this is the first time such a large group of pilgrims are performing Hajj. This is the first Hajj pilgrimage performed after being affected by the Corona crises and restrictions. The organizers said that the basic facilities and camps will be arranged for the pilgrims. Samsam pilgrimage water will also be made available to all. With the approval of the Union Minorities Ministry for the Hajj policy, the Hajj application process for this year can begin.
It is expected that more than 10,000 people from Kerala will get the opportunity. Last year, 577 people went on pilgrimage through the State Hajj Committee. Last year, 79,237 Indian pilgrims travelled from India to perform Hajj. In 2020, only a thousand Saudi citizens performed Hajj.