IMPHAL, December 24: Dr Ashwani Kumar governor of the Manipur released the following statement wishing a Marry Christmas a joyous and auspicious to the christen brethren.
It continued that Christmas across the globe as the birthday of Lord Jesus and it is observed by all the people cutting across the religion, caste and creed.
Lord Jesus, an apostle of peace preached for new world order based on justice, humanity and equality of mankind, and continued that while paying our obeisance to this son of God, on the occasion of Christmas let us re-dedicated ourselves to the ideals propounded by him so that peace prevails in this trouble torn world.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh of the state extend warmed greeting to the people of the state especially the christen brethren on the joyous occasion of Christmas.
The festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ is an occasion to celebrate and imbibe the Lord Jesus Christ message of love, compassion and forgiveness.
It further stated that may the Christmas bells dispel the hatred and violence and spread the message of love, trust and compassion amongst all the communities in the state to usher in happiness, peace and prosperity for all.