SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, 12 ,. 25 — Christian community in Indian-controlled Kashmir Tuesday held special hopes across Indian-controlled Kashmir to celebrate Christmas festival.
The primary function occured in Srinagar city, the summer time capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. The city people collected within the Srinagar Chapel to hear the address of chief priest and interceded for his or her welfare.
“Christmas may be the birthday of Jesus which day is well known around the world with religious fervor and gaiety,” stated David Jason, a Christian devotee in Srinagar’s Holy Family Catholic chapel.
“This can be a big day for people and that we interceded for that welfare of humanity,” stated Jason, who found the chapel together with his wife.
Places of worship in the area were decorated with Christmas trees, buntings and lights.
The neighborhood Muslims also thronged the chapel to greet their Christian buddies.
Similar functions were held at Anantnag town, 60 km south of Srinagar, and Baramulla town, 52 km northwest of Srinagar. During these districts the Christian community people are running maternity hospital and college.
Christian believers really are a minority in Indian-controlled Kashmir and the majority of the community people remaining here are in missionaries involved in supplying healthcare and education.
A unique Christmas function seemed to be held in a chapel on the planet famous ski resort of Gulmarg. Many foreign vacationers required part within the celebration within this snow bound tourist place.
Christian community people were seen exchange gifts and greetings cards. In Srinagar and Jammu metropolitan areas some shops have put various adornments including Christmas trees, lights and garlands displayed.
In Indian-controlled Kashmir, Xmas day is definitely an official holiday.
The region’s governor and chief minister extended greetings to folks around the auspicious occasion of Christmas.[db:内容2]