Christmas 2020: Narendra Modi, Ram Nath Kovind, Amit Shah among others extend festive greetings

President Ram Nath Kovind also greeted citizens on Christmas and expressed hope that the festival would help strengthen harmony

FP Staff December 25, 2020 13:34:55 IST
Christmas 2020: Narendra Modi, Ram Nath Kovind, Amit Shah among others extend festive greetings

Christmas tree. Image courtesy Kazuh/Wikimedia Commons

Greeting people on Christmas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hoped that the life and principles of Jesus Christ help in building a "just and inclusive" society.

"Merry Christmas! The life and principles of Lord Christ gives strength to millions across the world," Modi said.

President Ram Nath Kovind also greeted citizens on Christmas and expressed hope that the festival would help strengthen harmony.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also wished everyone and expressed hope that the festival will enhance the spirit of peace and brotherhood.

"Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! May this festival enhance the spirit of peace and brotherhood in society," he was quoted in a tweet of the home minister's office.

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Wishing everyone on Christmas, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said: "May the festival of Christmas brings joy, happiness, peace and good health in everyone's life."

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also shared Christmas greetings on Twitter, saying: "May everybody be happy and healthy."

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal also wished everyone festive greetings. "Merry Christmas to all. May this Christmas bring happiness, peace, prosperity and health in your life," he tweeted.

Union Ministers Smriti Irani, VK Singh, Dharmendra Pradhan and others also took to Twitter to share Christmas wishes.

Christmas, the birthday of Jesus Christ, is celebrated on 25 December. In India, Good Governance Day is also marked on the same day in honour of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former prime minister of India who was known to be a great orator and statesman.

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