Dawoodi Bohra leaders praise Modi

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Burhani Expo in Ahmedabad on 19 February. This two-day expo will be attended by thousands of Bohras from all over the world.

Dr. Syedna’s son Huzaifabhai Saheb Mohiyuddin will attend the inaugural ceremony with Modi.A delegation of leading Bohra businessmen had visited the Chief Minister on 29 January in his office at Gandhinagar to invite him to the function. The Chief Minister accepted the invitation and agreed to inaugurate the expo. Modi also promised full cooperation of the state government for this event.

A delegation of leading Dawoodi Bohra community members called on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at Surat circuit house and praised the development of the state during his regime.

The Bohras informed Chief Minister Modi that their Syedna Saheb’s 100th birthday is scheduled to be celebrated on 25 March, 2011. Having heard this, the Chief Minister asked Bohras to celebrate the birth day event in Gujarat. He said this is the invitation not only from me, but from five and half crore Gujaratis.

Modi said while Gujarat is celebrating golden jubilee of statehood, Syedna Saheb’s 100th birthday celebration will make it even worthy.

“If you celebrate Syedna saheb’s 100th birthday in Gujarat, it would provide opportunity to Bohras settled in all over the world to visit Gujarat. The state will fully support, cooperate and give honor to the celebration in that case,” Modi said.

“I am blessed by limitless love of Syedna saheb, and Gujarat needs his blessings,” Modi added.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-28 February 2011 on page no. 10

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