Obama sends chadar to Ajmer Sufi shrine

Published April 21, 2015
People carry a holy "Chaddar" (shawl) to offer it at the shrine of Muslim Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during a Urs procession at Ajmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan April 20, 2015. — Reuters
People carry a holy "Chaddar" (shawl) to offer it at the shrine of Muslim Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during a Urs procession at Ajmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan April 20, 2015. — Reuters

NEW DELHI: A red coloured Chadar (Holy Cloth), which was sent by US President Barack Obama on the occasion of the 803th annual Urs of Hazrat Khawaja Moinudeen Chishty, was offered at Ajmer Dargah Sharif in Rajasthan on Monday, Press Trust of India said.

The Chadar with a message ‘Greeting of Peace’ from Mr Obama was handed over to Haji Syed Salman Chishty, Director of the Chishty Foundation by the US Ambassador in India Richard Verma.

According to Haji Chishty, the Chadar was received from the US Embassy a few days back.

Published in Dawn, April 21st, 2015

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