Union Minister Smriti Irani Launches Haj Suvidha App, Guides Pilgrims

GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 4th March. 
Union Minister for Minority Affairs and Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, inaugurated a two-day Training of Trainers Programme on Sunday at Vigyan Bhavan, marking the commencement of preparations for Haj 2024.

The event, attended by Minister of State for Minority Affairs John Barla, witnessed the participation of over 550 trainers from various States/UTs.

The Training of Trainers Programme aims to inform and educate trainers responsible for further guiding Haj pilgrims, ensuring they have a comprehensive understanding of the pilgrimage and a fulfilling experience.

In a bid to enhance the Haj journey’s convenience and comfort, Smriti Zubin Irani also launched the Haj Suvidha App for the benefit of all Haj Pilgrims.

Developed by BISAG-N under her guidance, the app is poised to revolutionize the pilgrimage experience by providing access to essential services such as training modules, flight details, accommodation, emergency helplines, and health services at the pilgrims’ fingertips.

The app’s digital functionalities aim to alleviate common challenges faced by pilgrims, allowing them to focus more on their spiritual journey.

Additionally, Smriti Zubin Irani unveiled the Haj Guide – 2024, designed to acquaint pilgrims with various aspects of the pilgrimage, with a special emphasis on utilizing the Haj Suvidha App. Published in 10 languages, the guide will be distributed to all Haj pilgrims.

Addressing the gathering, the Union Minister highlighted the Government’s comprehensive efforts to ensure a transparent, uniform, cost-efficient, safe, and spiritually fulfilling Haj experience.

Emphasizing inclusivity, she commended the increased enthusiasm and participation of pilgrims under the Ladies Without Mehram (LWM) category.

Underlining the significance of training, Smriti Zubin Irani urged trainers to provide rigorous training to every pilgrim, promoting safety, peace, and comfort during Haj.

In a move aimed at improving training quality, the ratio of trainers per pilgrim has been enhanced from 1:300 to 1:150, promising a more enriching Haj experience for Indian pilgrims.

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