PM offers 'chaadar' at Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Ajmer: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday offered 'chaadar' at sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti's dargah here on the occasion of the 799th Urs of Khwaja Garib Nawaj.

Union Minister of State at the PMO, V Narayanasamy, offered the 'chaadar' at the holy shrine on behalf of the Prime Minister.

In a message sent on this occasion, Singh described the event, as a "chance for spiritual renewal for all followers of the sufi saint from across the globe."

He said that representing the commonalities of all religions, the Urs unites people of diverse faiths and builds bridges of friendship and understanding among them.

Singh said the great saint's teachings of service to the poor, compassion and love remain relevant even today.

The PM also extended his greetings to all the devotees and wished success on the holy celebrations.

Union Minister Salman Khursheed and Namo Narain Meena, Ajmer MP Sachin Pilot and Rajya Sabha MP Ashk Ali Tak were also present on the occasion.