Embedded in the bustling lanes of the capital city, New Delhi, the shrine of Sufi Saint Hazrat Shamsuddin Utawala Rahmatullah has served as a cynosure of communal harmony for generations. It is thronged by a large number of devotees every day from across the nation, irrespective of their religion. Regarded as one the greatest Sufi saints, Hazrat Shamsuddin Utawala Rahmatullah throughout his life spread the message of Sufism and peace. People of different faiths visit this mighty Dargah and perpetuate his teachings of oneness and communal harmony. Located around a kilometre away from Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, it is also known as 'Patte Shah's Dargah' by the locals. It is believed that the Dargah was built in the Gayaspur village on the order of Tughlaq in 1325 A.D. The saint got his name from covering himself with leaves whenever Hazrat Nizamuddin would pass by. The complex of the dargah also has an 800-year-old tree inside it which is believed to be there on that spot after the saint buried his datun (teeth-cleaning twig) inside the ground. Devotees of different religious backgrounds come to this Dargah to offer their prayers to the Sufi Saint. Since ages, the Sufi Saints like Hazrat Shamsuddin Utawala Rahmatullah have propagated the message of spiritualism and harmony in our country and their teachings are still playing a significant role in strengthening the thread of secularism.
Flight service from Sikkim's Pakyong Airport to national capital resumed. Airline operations started after a gap of about 18 months. The services were stopped due to technical reasons and unfavourable weather conditions. Daily service to New Delhi is likely to boost Sikkim's tourism sector.
As the President Joe Biden administration takes shape, India will continue to remain engaged at all levels and will work together, said Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava during a press briefing in New Delhi on January 22. "On January 20th after President Joe Biden assumed charge, PM Modi had sent him best wishes via Twitter. As the new administration takes shape, we will continue to remain engaged at all levels and work together," said MEA Spokesperson Srivastava.