Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: An orientation programme for Haj pilgrims from Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts is being organised in the city by the Tamil Nadu State Haj Committee.

It will be held in Tamil on October 27 and in Urdu on October 28 at Tamil Nadu Baithul Hujjaj, ‘Haj House,’ 3, Demellows Road, Choolai, (near Salt Cotaurs). The programme, conducted with the assistance of Tamil Nadu Haj Service Society, will explain various aspects of the pilgrimage such as religious rites and rituals, travel formalities, rules and regulations in Saudi Arabia and arrangements made by the Haj Committee of India and the Consulate-General of India, Jeddah, for Haj 2008. Pilgrims may contact the Tamil Nadu State Haj Committee, Chennai, at 044-28252519 or 044-28227617 for more information.