"I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially our Christian brothers and sisters. I Wish everyone a merry Christmas," the President said.
    
In his message, Mukherjee said, "As we light the candles for Christmas this year, let us rekindle in our minds and hearts the teachings of love and compassion of Lord Jesus Christ. May the spirit of caring and sharing pervade our beings."
    
"Let us on this day resolve to apply the divine teachings of Lord Jesus in our daily lives. Let us strive ceaselessly for peace on earth and goodwill among men," he said.
    
Vice-President Hamid Ansari also conveyed his warm greetings and best wishes to citizens on the auspicious occasion.
    
"As we celebrate the birthday of Lord Jesus Christ, let us commit ourselves to his noble message of peaceful coexistence, universal brotherhood and love and compassion for all. May the festival bring peace, prosperity and happiness for all," he said.

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