Jammu: Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga extended his wishes to people of Jammu, on the auspicious occasion of Christmas and Gurpurab.
The Minister attended Christmas celebrations organized at Christian Colony, Bari Brahmana by Christian Welfare Association. He asserted that state government is following the development mantra of centre government “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas” given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Various programmes including Christmas carols, songs, dance and skit depicting the birth and life of Jesus Christ were presented on the occasion. Children were dressed as Santa Claus and fairies and they also presented a colorful cultural extravaganza.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive.
Earlier, the Minister also visited Gurdwara in Khor Salarian to celebrate the 351st birth anniversary of 10th Guru of Sikh Panth Guru Gobind Singh Ji. He extended his wishes to the Sikh community on the occasion of Prakash Utsav and prayed for peace, prosperity and development of the state.
The Minister said that Guru Gobind Singh Ji was a spiritual master, warrior, poet and a philosopher who dedicated and sacrificed his life for the safeguard of the country. He appealed every citizen of the state, especially youth, to follow the foot prints of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and contribute to the development of the nation.