Amidst all the vexatious and stressing news, this heart warming news will make your day. Being a patron of communal harmony and carrying the true essence of secularism the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine has been providing sehri and iftari to around 500 Muslims quarantined at Aashirwad Bhawan in Katra during the holy month of Ramadan. Several religious structures were converted into quarantine centres in the month of March amid the pandemic, the shrine being one of them converted the Aashirwad Bhawan too.
Chief executive officer of the board Ramesh Kumar said,
In the month of Ramazan, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has been working overnight to provide sehri and Iftari to our Muslim brethren in the morning and the evening. We are running a quarantine centre at Aashirwad Bhawan, which has a capacity of 500 beds. Since it’s the holy month of Ramzan and the government of Jammu and Kashmir has been bringing back its residents from different parts of the country, we converted Aashirwad Bhawan in Katra into a quarantine centre in the month of March,” said Kumar. ‘’Those brought to Aashirwad Bhawan are mostly labourers, who are fasting during the month of Ramazan. So, we decided to provide them sehri and iftari everyday.