Mamata Banerjee Pays a Visit to the Dawoodi Bohra Community to Convey Ramadan Greetings

Chief Minister of West Bengal Smt Mamata Banerjee greets Dawoodi Bohra community members in Kolkata.

The Chief Minister of West Bengal Smt. Mamata Banerjee today visited Dawoodi Bohra community centre in Kolkata to meet and greet members of the community during the holy month of Ramadan. She was accompanied by senior officials from her office. 

The Chief Minister was warmly welcomed by members of the Dawoodi Bohra community at Burhani Masjid Complex in the Topsia area. A presentation was shown to her highlighting the community’s contribution towards the growth and development of the State and social-welfare projects to support local communities.

The leader of the worldwide Dawoodi Bohra community, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin’s representative in Kolkata, Khuzema Rasheed read out a message of gratitude, kindness and love especially sent by him on this occasion. 

In her address, Smt. Mamata Banerjee acknowledged the community's contributions towards the betterment of society. She also highlighted the government's commitment to ensuring the welfare of all communities, and the need to work together jointly towards this shared goal. 

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The Chief Minister remarked that she was delighted to meet the community and was particularly impressed by the scale of uplifting initiatives being undertaken by them under the banner of Project Rise. She drew particular attention toward the various food distribution drives organised in different wards of the city during the covid-induced lockdown. She thanked the community for their hospitality and wished them well for the festive month of Ramadan, applauding the fact that community members were steadfast in their observance even in such soaring temperatures.

Shakir Khambati, a local media coordinator for the Dawoodi Bohras, said, "We are grateful to the Hon’ble Chief Minister for her visit to our community centre and convey her good wishes during the holy month of Ramadan. This gesture by her is an important step towards creating a more inclusive and harmonious society while promoting unity and constructive dialogues among members of various communities and backgrounds.”

Smt. Mamta Banerjee was presented with a traditional shawl as a symbol of honour and respect.

The Chief Minister’s visit in the afternoon was followed by an Iftar party in the evening where community members had the opportunity to host prominent dignitaries, diplomats and local officials including Hon MP Shri Sudip Bandhopadhyay, Hon MP Nadimul Haque, Nicolas Facino of the French Consulate, Aaron Fegley from the US consulate, CG Manfred Auster of the German Consulate, Archbishop of Kolkata Thomas D’souza, members of the Oriental Chamber of Commerce to name a few. The guests were delighted to share an iftar with the community and appreciated the hospitality presented to them throughout the evening.

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April 20, 2023
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