With messages of peace Christmas celebrated across Kashmir

With messages of peace Christmas celebrated across Kashmir

May the spirit of Christmas be the harbinger of prosperity, abundance and peace in your lives.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu participated at Christmas prayers, held in St Paul's Cathedral church, near Benz Circle here.

First Baptist Church of Meridian celebrated Christmas Eve with singing and worshiping along with having The Lords Supper.

Pastors at both churches say it is important to remember that there is more to the Christmas holiday than just giving presents.

Christmas was celebrated with traditional fervour in Odisha today as thousands thronged churches for special prayers. "This year also we did not make it so big, but colourful celebrations are taking place", said Father Roy at the Holy Family Catholic Church on MA Road in Srinagar.

Special cakes were cut and candies were distributed among the devotees.




Tourists from different parts of the country and world joined the locals on the auspicious day and prayed for peace and brotherhood as well.

The prayers were held at the Holy Family Catholic Church and All Saints' Church in Srinagar, Saint Joseph's Church in Baramulla district-the oldest Catholic Church in Jammu and Kashmir.

He said people from across the world visit Kashmir during winter and come to churches and celebrates Christmas.

The Jammu and Kashmir state tourism department had made some elaborate arrangements for the celebrations of Christmas in Gulmarg.

The department this week has lined up seminars at Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad in which leading travel agents from across the country and outside have been invited.

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