Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, his advisors Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and Farooq Ahmad Khan and Chief Secretary A K Mehta in their separate felicitation message have greeted the people of Jammu & Kashmir on the joyous occasion of Christmas.
In his message of greeting , the Lt Governor Manoj Sinha 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.
Advisors to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan and Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar have also extended warm greetings to the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Christmas.
In their message, the Advisors said that Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Lord Jesus Christ and this festival reaffirms our faith in the values of compassion and forgiveness taught by Lord Jesus for the enlightenment of humanity.
“Let us all imbibe the Jesus Christ’s teachings of love, compassion and humanity on this holy festival and commit ourselves to the welfare of our nation and society”, Advisors added.
The Advisors also prayed for peace, progress and prosperity of Jammu and Kashmir.
Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta too has extended greetings to people on the occasion of Christmas.In his message on the eve of Christmas, the Chief Secretary said that 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.