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Christmas celebrated with enthusiasm, fervour in J&K

Christmas celebrated with enthusiasm, fervour in J&K”

Christian community across Jammu and Kashmir, like elsewhere in world, celebrated Christmas with religious fervor and enthusiasm with praying for peace and prosperity for Kashmir.

Markets in various parts of India have also begun selling Christmas-related decor, such as cut outs of Santa Claus, Christmas stars of various sizes and colour variants, fairy lights and so on.

Bishop Father Felix Toppo at the prayer service in midnight led the child Jesus and placed him on the crib inside the church.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wished the people of the state on the festive occasion. It is a day set aside to recognize the birth of their Saviour, Jesus Christ, and to give thanks to God for the gift of salvation. "We should learn from his life and spread happiness and harmony all across". Prayers and glorification of the Holy Spirit and the "Child of God" filled the atmosphere to mark "Christmas" that was celebrated from Sunday night.

"I could only see a couple of differences in the Christmas celebration: one, a large number of people throng churches and people decorate outside their homes X-Mas trees, which we generally do not do here".

The churches of the city have been decorated and thousands of people visited the holy places to celebrate the Pagan holiday.

President Abdul Hamid exchanged greetings with members of the Christian community at Bangabhaban on the occasion.

In Goa, which has around 27 per cent Christian population, the peal of the midnight bells in churches and the carols in praise of Lord Jesus ushered in the Christmas festivities. Unlike previous year, the Mass was conducted inside the church.

"We prayed for world peace and especially for peace in Kashmir". "Kashmiris are peaceful", said a local devotee Margaret Mary after Christmas prayers", adding "Peace will return soon to Kashmir by Jesus's grace". "We celebrate the festival in our own way here but our priority remains to propagate the message of love and peace", he said.



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