COVID-19: Kashmir Muslim woman donates Hajj savings


A Muslim woman from Kashmir has donated her savings meant for this Year’s Hajj to COVID-19 fund.

The 87-year-old woman, Khalida Begum, saved five lakhs Indian rupees for her hajj expenses this year.

However, due to the lockdown because of the pandemic, she decided to give in the money for a nobel cause.

“Khalida Begum ji was impressed with the welfare work done by the Sewa Bharati in Jammu and Kashmir during the tough time the country is passing through due to sudden outbreak of Covid-19 and decided to donate Rs 5 lakh to the organisation,” Arun Anand, head of RSS media wing Indraprastha Vishwa Samvad Kendra (IVSK), said.

“The woman wants that this money should be used by the community service organisation Sewa Bharati for the poor and the needy in Jammu and Kashmir. She had saved this amount for performing Hajj, plans for which she deferred due to the present situation,” Arun Anand noted.

“Khalida Begum ji was among the first few women in Jammu and Kashmir who got educated in English medium a convent. She is the daughter-in-law of Colonel Peer Mohd Khan, who was president of the Jana Sangh,” he added.

Activists have lauded her efforts and added that regardless of her age, she still stays very active in the act of welfarism.

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