Wakf Board targets to serve more Rozedars
The Telangana State Wakf Board which has streamlined its Iftar service at Haj House has decided to expand its services to accommodate more Rozedars in the coming days.
Nampally: The Telangana State Wakf Board which has streamlined its Iftar service at Haj House has decided to expand its services to accommodate more Rozedars in the coming days.
According to official sources, at present, the service caters to about 150 men including the staff working at Haj House, neighbouring establishments and small businessmen from surrounding areas, but in view of expected surge due through word of mouth about the service the Wakf Board will order an increase in the quantity.
"In the Razzak Manzil's ground floor, near Haj House Masjid, iftar is being arranged along with dinner to 150 rozedars. This was started in the year 2013 Wakf Board with around 50 members daily and every year the number is increasing. This year we are expecting that the number may further increase by hundred more or so, hence the services would be upgraded," said an official.
This arrangement is being managed by Wakf Board staff and the works are divided between eight officers. Daily, the Muslims who are breaking their fast at the mosque of Haj House are being provided with dinner.
The officials supervising this special arrangement are Executive Officer Munawar Ali, Superintendents Syed Mohammed, AF Basith Hussain, Ameer Ahmed, Sameem Arif, Farooq Arifi and Aqhil Hassan and in-charge Administrative officer Mohammed Mansoor Ahmed. Imtiaz Ali Baig, the security wing head, ensures smooth running of the provision daily.
These officials are taking responsibility on rotational basis taking up duty on alternate days. They are volunteering service under the aegis of Masjid Committee which runs this service during each Ramzan.
The huge hall adjacent to the mosque where Haj Committee counter is organised each year is the venue of the Iftar and the dinner. Earlier the responsibility was rested with a contractor and food was cooked on the Haj House premises, but now Board is directly engaged.
The menu changes from Biryani, Bagara khana-meat and chicken curry with rice and sometimes Haleem and a desert, which is outsourced from a caterer running hotel nearby.
It is believed that per person the Wakf Board is spending around Rs 100 each day, the total cost amounting to Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000. It expects the expenditure to increase in the coming days.