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    The Telangana State Haj Committee (TSHC) in Hyderabad selected eight additional Khadim-ul-Hajjaj (Haj volunteers) for this year’s pilgrimage. These volunteers will assist pilgrims during their journey and take care of their needs. The selection was made based on a ratio of 200:1 to ensure adequate support for the pilgrims.

    Liyaqath Hussain, EO of the committee, announced that the selection of volunteers was updated to a ratio of 1:200 by the Haj Committee of India. This change was made to better cater to the welfare of pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. A total of 118 applicants were eligible for selection, with 8 chosen as additional volunteers and 4 on the waiting list.

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    The draw of lots was supervised by Tafseer Iqbal, IPS, Special Secretary, Minorities Welfare, along with officials, eligible applicants, and media representatives. The selected volunteers are from various departments such as Education, Panchayat Raj, Railway, Medical & Health, Police, and others. The waiting list includes candidates from departments like Education, GHMC, Veterinary, and TSSPDCL.

    Irfan Shareef, AEO, mentioned that the selected Khadim-ul-Hajjaj and waitlisted candidates must attend training programs organized by the Haj Committee of India in Mumbai. Final approval from the Haj Committee and the Ministry of Minority Affairs is required for their selection, and attendance at the training camp is mandatory for all volunteers.

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