JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, August 29, 2017/PRNewswire/ —
Hajj2017.org and SaudiWelcomesTheWorld.org to provide updates to pilgrims, worldwide audiences and media
The Ministry of Culture and Information (MOCI) of Saudi Arabia has launched two digital platforms in the lead-up to the Hajj, which will provide information and insights to pilgrims in Makkah, worldwide audiences and local and international media.
It complements the media portal http://www.Hajj2017.org which provides information, updates and news about Hajj 2017. Through this portal, journalists will be able to access and download media materials such as images, infographics and press releases. The portal will also allow users access to all official live stream channels.
Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and comprises a journey to Makkah to perform religious rituals described in the Koran. Every adult Muslim is obligated to make the pilgrimage at least once in their lives provided that they are physically and financially able.
More than 1.5 million pilgrims have already arrived – in Saudi Arabia and some 500,000 more pilgrims are expected to come to perform Hajj, which starts on August 30 and ends on September 4.
For any queries, members of the media can contact:
The Center for International Communication (CIC), Ministry of Culture and Information, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Telephone: +966-53-839-3535, Email: email@example.com, Twitter: @CICSaudi [https://twitter.com/CICSaudi ]
Source: Ministry of Culture and Information, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia