Gen Bajwa visits Rawalpindi church, participates in Christmas celebrations

Kristopher Drake
December 26, 2017

Special prayers were held on the occasion for the peace and prosperity of the State.

"People put star at the top of the Christmas tree because it was the star which showed way to the three kings where the Christ was born". The prayers were followed by distribution of candies and cutting of cakes.

Not only believers of Christianity, people from other religious beliefs also attended the midnight mass singing Christmas hymns and prayers at churches across the state.

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. "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.

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

The festive mood prevailed on the Christmas eve on Sunday where Christmas carols were held from night.

The Tourism Department had made elaborate arrangements for making the festival grand lighting up lanterns and organizing cultural programmes.

Qassemi referred to the "elimination of one of the most reactionary terrorists groups, which was regarded as one the most flagrant manifestations of Wahhabism in the contemporary era", and said "the world next year will undoubtedly be safer and more attractive for all Christians of the world".

As Christmas is being celebrated with fervour and gaiety across the world and India, celebrations are witnessed in Hyderabad as well.

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