The Low-income Families Committee of the Dar Al Ber Society has helped 120 indigent local government employees in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain perform Umrah for free.
The religious trip, organised in collaboration with the UAQ Council for Youth and Cooperation and 13 other government entities, is one of 12 trips run by Dar Al Ber Society under its ‘Lifetime Umrah’ program that was launched across the country in 2014.
However, the trip is the second to be run by the Low-income Families Committee. It had earlier organised another Umrah trip for 95 staffers of the Sharjah Community Services Department.
The Committee had held an introductory presentation on the due Umrah rituals and itinerary of the trip to develop the awareness of the participants who were accompanied by staff reps and scholars for help.
Official records show that the Low-income Families Committee in Umm Al Quwain has so far helped more than 200 people perform Umrah against a total value of Dh577,000.
The list of local co-sponsors of this trip included the Umm Al Quwain Royal Court, Police Dept., Judicial Dept., Community Social Development Center, Educational Zone, Planning and Survey Dept., Land Dept., Public Works and Services Dept., Medical Zone, Emirates Identity Center, Municipality, Falaj Al Mualla Municipality, and Civil Defense Dept.
Ali Hassan Al Asi, manager of the committee, paid tributes to the UAQ Council for Youth and Cooperation and the other cooperative entities for their tireless support to the charity initiative.
“The kind gesture will boost the religious values of the participants and bring them happiness,” he said, noting that the scheme is part of Dar Al Ber effort to chip in the ‘Year of Giving’ drive initiated by the President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Mohammed Omar Al Kharji, deputy director of the UAQ medical zone, said the trip will have a positive impact on the participants’ behavior and entire society. “We are so grateful for the Committee and all the bodies involved for this inspiring program.