On the occasion of the 810th Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, PM Narendra Modi greeted his followers and paid homage saying the “great Sufi saint gave the message of humanity to the entire world”.
In his written message, the PM said “unity in diversity is the identity of India” and “harmonious co-existence of various sects, communities and beliefs in the country is our strength”.
Minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi offered a‘chadar’ at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah on behalf of the PM and read out his message conveying his greetings on the occasion. “Congratulations and warm wishes to followers of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti across the world on his 810th Urs. By offering ‘chadar’ to Ajmer Sharif, I pay homage to the great Sufi saint, who gave the message of humanity to the entire world,” the PM said.
Modi further stated that “the great saints, mahatmas, pirs and fakirs have played a pivotal role in strengthening the socio-cultural fabric of the country in different periods. In this glorious tradition, the name of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, who gave the message of love and harmony to the society, is taken with full respect and reverence”.
“The philosophy and principles of Garib Nawaz will continue to inspire the generations to come. Urs, the symbol of harmony and brotherhood, will further strengthen the faith of the devotees. With this belief, on the occasion of annual Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Dargah Ajmer Sharif, I pray for the country’s happiness and prosperity,” the PM said.
Naqvi said that the life of Gharib Nawaz inspires us to strengthen the commitment to communal and social harmony. “This unity can defeat the forces, who are engaged in the conspiracy to create divide and conflict in society,” he added.