Vaishno Devi Shrine provides Sehri & Iftari to quarantined Muslims during Ramadan

The CEO said that those who came to the centre were mostly labourers engaged in fasting due to Ramadan. Which is when it was decided to provide them sehri and iftari everyday, he said.

Written by May 23, 2020 14:12

New Delhi: The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine’s Aashirwad Bhawan is providing ‘sehri’ and ‘iftari’ to about 500 Muslims isolated amid Ramadan.

The shrine had converted Aashirwad Bhawan in Katra into a quarantine centre in the month of March.

A video of the shrine’s staff serving meals to the quarantines Muslims was shared by DD News. “Epitomising communal harmony, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine has been providing sehri and iftari to around 500 Muslims quarantined at Aashirwad Bhawan in #Katra during the holy month of #Ramadan,” the video is captioned.

Ramesh Kumar, Chief executive officer of the board said that staff had been working overnight to provide Sehri and Iftari to their Muslim brethren every morning and evening, a report by HT states.

Amid the holy month of Ramadan, Kumar said, the Jammu and Kashmir government had been bringing back its residents from various Indian states, after which the Bhawan became a facility for isolation and has around 500 beds.

The CEO said that those who came to the centre were mostly labourers engaged in fasting due to Ramadan. Which is when it was decided to provide them sehri and iftari everyday, he said.

The CEO said that those who came to the centre were mostly labourers engaged in fasting due to Ramadan. Which is when it was decided to provide them sehri and iftari everyday, he said.

The migrant workers have arrived in Udhampur Town, J&K, from different states through the special Shramik trains.

Katra, where the Ashirwad Bhavan is located, is 40km away from there.

However, that’s not all. Kumar said the shrine had also been providing breakfast, lunch and dinner to other quarantine government facilities in Katra.