Today signed Bilateral annual Haj 2020 agreement between India and Saudi Arabia with Haj and Umrah Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten at Makkah, Jeddah. India has become the first country in the entire world which has made the entire Haj 2020 process 100 per cent digital. Online application, E-Visa, Haj mobile app, E-MASIHA health facility, E-luggage pre-tagging providing all information in India itself regarding accommodation-transportation in Makkah-Madinah have been provided to Indian Muslims going for Haj.
Attended valedictory session of training of Madarsa teachers organised by Union Minority Affairs Ministry. These teachers have been provided training in mainstream formal education at Anjuman-e-Islam in Mumbai. Also distributed certificates to Madarsa teachers. Besides religious teaching, Urdu, Arabic, other languages, Madrasa teachers are also being provided training for subjects like Hindi, Maths, English, Science, Computer etc
The Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurating the Hunar Haat, at the 39th India International Trade Fair (IITF), at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi on November 15, 2019. The Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports (Independent Charge) and Minority Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju is also seen.
Uzbekistan Ambassador to India H.E Shri Farhod ARZIEV met me at Antyodaya Bhawan in New Delhi. Discussion was held regarding Hunar Haat, effective platform to provide market and opportunity to handmade exquisite indigenous products of master artisans, craftsmen of India..
Inaugurated Hunar Haat (effective platform to provide opportunity to craftsmen & culinary experts), being organised at North Central Zone Cultural Centre in Prayagraj from 1-10 Nov, along with UP Ministers Shri Sidharth Nath Singh and Shri Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi. Ministry of Minority Affairs is working on war-footing to establish Hunar Hubs in every state of the country in next five years to train and encourage indigenous talent of master artisans, craftsmen according to the need of markets.
The US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Mr. Samuel D. Brownback meeting the Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, in New Delhi on October 30, 2019.
The Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi chairing the Haj preparations meeting for Haj 2020, in New Delhi on October 04, 2019. The Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Shri Sailesh is also seen.