Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet schemes 'Make in India' and 'Swachh Bharat' got a support from Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the spiritual head of Dawoodi Bohras, who on Tuesday assured the community's support to the PM's "developmental initiatives".
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiatives to uplift the life of Indians and to take our country forward are laudable. The Bohra community will support all his initiatives for the country. I pray that he stays in good health always," Syedna Mufaddal said while addressing a gathering on the first death anniversary (Urs Mubarak) of the 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq and his father Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin here today.
Syedna Mufaddal, the 53rd Dai al-Mutlaq (spiritual head) of the community, delivered a sermon in remembrance of his father and offered prayers. The event was broadcast live across Dawoodi Bohra centres worldwide.
According to a press release by Anjuman-e-Shiate Ali, the association administering the affairs of the Dawoodi Bohra community, over 10 lakh Dawoodi Bohras received the blessings and gift of participating in this remembrance.
"For the smooth and efficient hosting of this solemn event and to ensure that the city of Mumbai is not inconvenienced, elaborate arrangements were made by Anjuman-e-Shiate Ali," it said.
Syedna Mufaddal also appreciated the "help and support" extended by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in organising the mega event in Mumbai.
"More than three hundred thousand Dawoodi Bohras from around the world gathered in Mumbai to remember the 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq and do 'ziyarat' (pay respect) at Raudat Tahera, the mausoleum where the 51st Dai al-Mutlaq and the 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq are buried," the release said.