Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, hosted Iftaar for orphans here last evening.
MLC Vibod Gupta, Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Director FCS&CA Jammu, Choudhary R A Inqalabi, SSP, Yugal Manhas, Mirza Abdul Rashid Ex-MP, Molvi Ghulam Rasool, Khateeb Jamia Masjid Rajouri, Mohammad Shafi Dar and Rajesh Gupta Beopar Mendal President Rajouri, Kamal Singh, Bharat Vaid, Sayeed Manzoor Shah, Abdul Rashid Bhat, Shafiqat Mir, Iqbal shwal, Dr abdul Rashid, Retd Xen Abdul Latief, Yogesh Sharma besides prominent citizens, media persons and officers of district administration also attended the Iftaar.
“I feel privileged to be part of this special occasion and it is a blessing of Almighty Allah to share Iftaar with these beautiful children who have been deprived of love and care of their parents,” the Minister said while interacting with the orphans of Bal-Ashram and Nari-Niketan of Rajouri district.
Reaffirming government’s commitment of ensure a safe and secure environment for these children, the Minister said that a number of innovative steps are being taken to extend equal opportunities of progress and prosperity to this section of youth. He exhorted upon the people to work collectively for welfare and development of orphans describing it as everyone’s moral duty.
Zulfkar Ali said such children need to be provided the emotional stability to help them overcome their challenges, focus on their studies, enhance their skills and build a sense of belonging.
Special arrangements were made on the occasion for the invitees to offer Maghrib prayers. The participants prayed for peace and prosperity of the state.