Jeddah, Oct 5: "All arrangements for the Hajj volunteer service for this year have been completed", the office bearers of India Fraternity Forum briefed at the press conference. Forum has already begun their service and assistance to the Haj pilgrims at the Haj terminal in Jeddah, Madina Airport and at the premises of both the Harams with the arrival of the first Hajj flight from India. Dozens of trained volunteers from different Indian states speaking vernacular Indian languages have already started their service at the Haram premises.
Detailing about the major areas of this year's service, Ashraf Morayur said that in Mina, during the busy days of Haj rituals, forum will be engaging 1000 plus volunteers to help and support the pilgrims there.
Forum has decided to expand their area of service as well as making further improvement in the quality of service of their volunteers, this year.The Indian Hajis would be able to avail the train facility at the holy sites and the forum will engage adequate number of volunteers to assist the Hajis at the railway stations. Besides, this year,more volunteers from women's fraternity forum will be serving in Mina, as many enthusiastic and dedicated expatriates have expressed their willingness to join the service team with their counterparts.
To co-ordinatethe volunteer service, forum has set up an advisory board with Shafeeq Rahman Shareef, a well known personality among the expatriates and nationals, and a dedicated social worker from Bangalore has been selected as its chairman and a 35 member strong body of doctors, paramedics, IT professionals and engineers representing various Indian states, as its executive committee members.
Forum also selected Mohammed Iqbal Chemban, Kerala (chief coordinator), Moihyuddin Karnataka (vice coordinator), Mohammed Yaser (general captain), Sheikh Abdullah – Tamil Nadu( vice captain), Jasfar Kannur, Mohammed Siraj Mumbai (logistics), Mohtisham Habeebullah Bangalore (medical support), Kabeer Kondotty (media) Al Aman Ahmed, Tamil Nadu(finance) as heads of the concerned departments to ensure smooth functioning.
Since many years Fraternity Forum is well supported by the consulate of India and Indian Pilgrim Welfare Forum (IPWF) and Saudi government authorities, World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) in serving the guests of Allah. This year, forum will be engaging more volunteers in Arafat and on the border of Arafa – Musdalifa and in Azeezia to serve the pilgrims, as part of implementing the suggestions from the performance review of service during last year.
Mohtisham Habeebullah (Bangalore), Abdul Ghani, Mohammed Iqbal (Kerala), Mujahid Pasha (Northern States) Al Aman Ahmed (Tamil Nadu), Ashraf Morayur, Kabeer Kondotty were present.