The registration of intending hajj pilgrims for the year 2017 under the private management began on Monday.
Religious affairs minister M Motiur Rahman formally inaugurated the hajj registration activities at his ministry here and said the registration would continue till 21 February, an official handout said.
This year, a total of 1, 17,758 people will register their names under private management for performing hajj in the Saudi Arabia. Some 1,118 hajj agencies are working to reach the target.
The highest 150 people could register their names under each hajj agency.
Registration of intending hajj pilgrims under the government management has already started from January 20 last.
A total of 10,000 people will register their names under the government management to perform hajj this year, the release said.
Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh