Tamil Nadu pilgrims embark on Haj tomorrow

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The first batch of Haj pilgrims from the state comprising 423 people will board an Air India flight to Jeddah from Chennai tomorrow. Of the 6,488 pilgrims from Tamil Nadu, close to 3,668 are sponsored by the state Haj committee and 2,280 will be taken by private operators.


Talking to the Times of India (TOI), Haj Committee of India Vice Chairman A Aboo Bucker said two orientation programmes had been organised for pilgrims. The pilgrims have been brought under the comprehensive insurance policy that will cover losses due to theft, hospitalization, illness, injury or death due to terrorism.

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