Business Standard

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit here on September 14 to meet Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra community who arrived in the city on Thursday.

District Collector Nishant Warwade told PTI that Modi is likely to visit Indore on September 14 to meet the spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community, but added that a detailed programme of the prime minister’s visit is still awaited from the Centre.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the Dawoodi Bohra community informed that thousands of people welcomed Saifuddin at the Sanghi Ground on his arrival.

He added that the Syedna, who will be here for 20 days, praised the people of Indore for the city achieving the top rank for the second consecutive year in the Swachh Survekshan 2018, a survey carried out by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

The spokesperson said Saifuddin would deliver religious discourses and inaugurate three mosques during his stay in the city.

More than 1.7 lakh people from over 40 countries are expected to come here to attend the Syedna’s sermons, he added.

The Syedna, who has been accorded the status of state guest by the Madhya Pradesh government, was on Thursday welcomed by Lok Sabha Speaker and local MP Sumitra Mahajan, Minister of State for Cooperatives Vishwas Sarang and Lok Sabha MP from Ratlam-Jhabua Kantilal Bhuria among others.