To build a mosque for the four Muslim families, Bhoolar village in Punjab’s Moga pitched in from Rs 100 to Rs 1 lakh.
City Express News
Chandigarh,June,15,2021: Bhoolar village in Punjab’s Moga has pitched in to build a mosque for the four Muslim families that chose to stay back following the 1947 Partition. The village has seven gurudwaras and two temples, but no mosque.
From Rs 100 to Rs 1 lakh, all the villagers contributed and cooperated for the construction of the mosque.
The foundation stone of the mosque was scheduled for Sunday morning but heavy rains hampered the ceremony. It was then the villagers decided that the venue of the stone laying ceremony should be shifted to a nearby gurudwara. The villagers opened the gates of a gurudwara and langar was organised.
“There was a mosque before the Partition in 1947 but its structure turned to ruins with time. We have four Muslim families in the village that chose to stay back and since then, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh families live in harmony in our village, Sarpanch Pala Singh Told National News Paper
He added that the villagers wanted Muslim families, too, have their place of worship. “So it was decided that the mosque will be rebuilt on the land where it existed earlier,” he said.
“Then everyone got together and arranged everything within hours. The programme was held and all villagers participated, irrespective of their religion,” he said, adding that a mosque will be the 10th place of worship at the village.