Jammu 24 December: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has greeted the people of Jammu & Kashmir on the joyous occasion of Christmas.
In a message, the Lt Governor said the festival is a celebration of peace, love, hope and harmony.
“Christmas provides an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of sharing and brotherhood. The festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ is an occasion to celebrate and imbibe Lord Christ’s message of peace, love, compassion and forgiveness. We must rededicate ourselves for the welfare of humankind”, observed the Lt Governor.
“May the Christmas this year usher in peace and joy for all,” prayed the Lt Governor.
On the eve of Christmas, Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta said “Christianity teaches the principles of truthfulness, honesty, harmony, and sacrifice.” He hoped that the festival shall bring greater peace and prosperity, and inspire people from all faiths to emulate the teachings of love and compassion for all.
Keeping in view the emergence of Omicron, the Chief Secretary urged people to follow COVID appropriate behaviour including mask-wearing, social distancing, and hand hygiene.