Mukherjee in his message asked the nation to recall on this auspicious day the teachings of love and kindness of Jesus Christ who for centuries has been an inspiration to mankind.

“Let us recall May the Almighty shower his bounteous blessings on all the people of the world on this festive occasion,” he said.

The President said, “On the joyous occasion of Christmas, I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to all my fellow countrymen and wish everyone a merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.”

“As the world celebrates Christmas this year, may the higher purpose which Jesus Christ held out before mankind prevail. And may the Star that shone over Bethlehem sparkle once again and beckon us onto the path of peace on earth and goodwill amongst men,” he added.

The Vice-President in his message said: “I extend my greetings and best wishes to all our citizens on the joyous occasion of Christmas, commemorating the birth of Lord Jesus Christ.”

“Let us celebrate this happy occasion by dedicating ourselves to Christ’s eternal message of love, compassion and forgiveness for all. May this joyous festival shower everyone with peace, prosperity and happiness,” he added.


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