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731 Haj pilgrims selected in Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

As many as 731 pilgrims, including 298 women, have been selected by committee in Odisha, official sources said.

After felicitating pilgrims here yesterday, told reporters "this year 731 pilgrims have been selected for Haj in Meeca and Medina. The has made elaborate arrangement for their safe journey."

To look after the pilgrims, the will send four officials to in this year, the officials said.

pilgrims are slated to start their journey from today till July 24 and will spend 45 days in They will return to the state in between September 2 and September 12.

As there is no direct flight from Bhubaneswar, all 731 will travel to Kolkata for visiting

Patnaik said the has been building a Haj Bhavan in the state capital for Haj pilgrims.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 11:10 IST