December 24, 2011 admin


CHANDIGARH DECEMBER 24: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today extended his warm greetings to all the Punjabis especially the Christian brethren on the eve of ‘Merry Christmas’.
In his message, Mr. Badal said, “Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Lord Jesus Christ, is an extremely joyous occasion not only for Christians, but the people of all faiths”.  He said that the gospels of peace, love, amity and compassion preached by Jesus Christ were still relevant today in the present context.  He hoped that such occasions would help to strengthen the bonds of universal brotherhood and communal harmony besides inspiring the people to dedicate themselves in the services of the mankind to carve out a happy and prosperous society.
The Chief Minister called upon the people of Punjab to celebrate this festival collectively with traditional fervour and gaiety to depict their deep sense of commitment towards secularism in line with the ethos of “unity in diversity”.

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