Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: Home Minister Balkrishna Khand has seen off the Haj pilgrims who are leaving for Mecca Medina, Saudi Arabia.
Home Minister Khand reached Tribhuvan International Airport this morning and bade farewell to 113 pilgrims leading to Mecca.
The government had allocated seats to 555 persons for Haj pilgrimage this year.
While seeing of the pilgrims, Minister Khand said government treats and respects all religions equally.
The tradition of Haj pilgrimage has made Nepal known to the world, which the Minister believed, would foster fraternity.
Also attending the farewell event were Joint General Secretary of Nepali Congress, Mahendra Yadav and Chairperson of Nepal Haj Committee, Shumsher Minya.
The pilgrims are visiting Saudi Arabia via the Air Arabia aircraft.