Multiple faiths throng to annual Urs of sufi saint Syed Hazrat Jalal Shah to pay him obeisance

Haldwani, Sep 16 (ANI): India is a land of multiple faiths, and people of the country enjoy this diversity with utmost zeal and enthusiasm. This week we take you to the Haldwani City in Uttrankhand where devotees belonging to different communities pay obeisance to sufi saint, Syed Hazrat Jalal Shah. A large number of devotees, including men, women and children throng the annual Urs of Baba to pay rich tributes to saint. During the celebration, people gather around the shrine of Baba and chant hymns to seek blessings. Various rituals, as per Sufi tradition, are also performed here. Also Qawallis, sung by qawallas, go parallel to prayers. The administration of the shrine organises community meal for the devotees. Sep 16, 2014

Aligarhs NGO promotes communal harmony, trains women of diverse communities together

Aligarh, Sep 16 (ANI): Aligarh, located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh is a famous educational and commercial hub of India. The city houses people from different religious beliefs in its ambit of religious acceptance and tolerance. People who live in peace and harmony here work together for the common good of their region. One such example is the establishment of non-governmental organization, Gaurav social and development society which works to impart vocational training to girls. The organization imparts training to girls in various skilled courses including stitching, beautician and mehndi designing. The society aims to train girls for various vocational courses to earn a better living for themselves and family. Girls who come from Hindu, Muslim and Christian families learn these courses together amicably. Sep 16, 2014

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