Srinagar: Chairperson J&K Waqf Board Darakhshan Andrabi Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the new state-of-art Mimber at Eidgah being constructed by the J&K Waqf Board.
In a statement issued here, Andrabi said that the Waqf Board had decided to rename the historic Eidgah at Srinagar in the name of Shah-e-Hamadan (RA).
Accompanied by the board members, Ghulam Nabi Haleem, Syed Muhammad Hussain Haqqani, and the Waqf Magistrate Ishtiyaq Mohiuddin, Andrabi announced that the Waqf Board would restore the grandeur and majesty of this place in a phased manner.
“Eidgah has remained the centre for religious gatherings for centuries and now we need to restore its importance again. After the completion of the state of art Mimber, the Board will take steps for levelling and beautification of the entire Eidgah ground. All required developmental works will be taken up soon,” Andrabi said.
She said that this land was acquired by paying the ‘Laal-e-Badakshan’ in kind and they had the responsibility of making it the real jewel in the crown of the historic city of Srinagar.
Andrabi laid the foundation stone after a brief religious ceremony of Quranic recitation followed by Darood-o-Dua by the religious scholars.
Speaking to the media after the event, she said, “The stillness of Eidgah will soon end with the message of peace and harmony for the whole of humanity from this historic place will resonate in all directions. This place will regain its importance and the message of spiritual excellence and peacefulness will echo from here.”
Andrabi thanked the people for their cooperation and support to the Waqf Board.