Bhopal, December 15, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan): Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Minister Mr. Antar Singh Arya inaugurated first regional convention of 5 states for Haj pilgrimage at Indore on Sunday. The function was presided over by Madhya Pradesh State Haj Committee Chairman Haji Inayat Hussain Qureshi. Representatives from Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Tailangana held group discussions regarding preparations for Haj-2016. Discussions were also held to further improve Haj pilgrimage journey. Proposals adopted at the convention will be sent to Central Government. BJP National General Secretary Mr. Farooq Khan, MLA and Odisha Haj Committee’s former Chairman Haji Mohammad Ayub Khan, Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Haj Committee Syed Saifuddin, Chairman of Chhattisgarh Waqf Board Haji Saleem Ashrafi, Member Central Waqf Council, Government of India, Mr. Mohammad Irfan Ahmed, former MP Mr. Krishna Mururi Moghe, State Minorities Morcha President Mr. Hidayat Ullah Shaikh, Member Chhattisgarh State Haj Committee Mr. Imtityaz Ansari, member Chhattisgarh Minorities Commission Mr. Tauqeer Raza and members of Madhya Pradesh State Haj Committee Mr. Rizwan Ansari, Mr. Anwar Ahmad, Mr. Mehndi Hasan, Mr. Iqbal Hussain and Presidents of all District Haj Committees in Madhya Pradesh attended the convention. Secretary and Executive Officer, Madhya Pradesh State Haj Committee Mr. Dawood Ahmed Khan and Mr. Hidayat Ullah Shaikh were also present.