'Our beautiful India': Netizens hail Vaishno Devi as it serves Sehri, Iftari to quarantined Muslims amid COVID-19 pandemic
New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: In a wonderful example of communal harmony, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi temple Jammu’s Katra has started providing sehri and iftari to 500 quarantined Muslims during Ramzan.
This comes at a time when Muslims across the country are preparing for the auspicious festival of Eid ul-Fitr amid the coronavirus pandemic in India. In a video that has been widely shared on social media, people can be seen preparing meals for the Muslims in large pots and pans who are in quarantine centres at Katra in Jammu.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the board Ramesh Kumar said that the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has been working overnight to provide sehri and iftari to Muslims amid the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
“We are running a quarantine centre at Aashirwad Bhawan, which has a capacity of 500 beds. Since it’s the holy month of Ramzan and the government of Jammu and Kashmir has been bringing back its residents from different parts of the country, we converted Aashirwad Bhawan in Katra into a quarantine centre in the month of March,” Kumar said while speaking to The Hindustan Times.
“Those brought to Aashirwad Bhawan are mostly labourers, who are fasting during the month of Ramazan. So, we decided to provide them sehri and iftari every day,” The Hindustan Times quoted Kumar as saying.
The temple’s move, which is a wonderful example of communal harmony in India, has won the hearts of several people with many taking it to twitter to praise the shrine’s efforts.
“Amazing to see a religious shrine give back to the society during difficult times. And serve agnostic to their religious affiliation!!,” said a twitter user.
Amazing to see a religious shrine give back to the society during difficult times. And serve agnostic to their religious affiliation!!— Santosh K (@santoshukamath) May 22, 2020
“Good Cause. Let humanity prevails throughout the world,” said another user.
Good Cause.Let humanity prevails throughout the world.— Mujeeb jubair (@JubairMujeeb) May 22, 2020
“This is our beautiful India Heart suit. Humanity is still alive and that's is what Hinduism actually is and no religion exist which teaches us hate. This is the spirit of humanity that really kindles beacons of hope for every human being,” said another user.
This is our beautiful India— Ashiq Choudhary (@ashiq1510) May 23, 2020
Humanity is still alive and that's is what Hinduism actually is and no religion exist which teaches us hate. This is the spirit of humanity that really kindles beacons of hope for every human being.
Temple authorities are not looking for power & money in the name of religion. That's why serving the humanity.— Thought of India (@THOINDIA) May 22, 2020
Wow.. Every temple must have a trust.. I am happy.. I remember.. Muslim providing Palki and Mule service at Vaishnodevi. Talked to them.. They rever the temple— Idazaa (@Idazaa2) May 22, 2020
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