The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has greeted the nation on the eve of Christmas.
In a message the President said, “On the joyous occasion of Christmas, I extend my greetings to all my fellow citizens in India and abroad, especially to my Christian brothers and sisters.
We celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ whose life has been an inspiration to the humanity to follow the message of love, compassion and fraternity. Today, when the world finds itself tormented by strife, hatred and violence, his words and deeds have the power to heal wounds and show the way out.
Let us today reaffirm our resolve to walk on the path he has shown and create a kinder and more egalitarian society”.
Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu also wished the nation.
In a message to the nation, he said that the story of Jesus Christ is a saga of truth, love and hope and added that Christ embraced humanity with all its flaws and imperfections and loved them unconditionally.
Shri Naidu urged people to cherish the values that Jesus Christ symbolized. “Let us be more compassionate to those who are less fortunate than us and do our best to build a better world on the strong foundations of peace, tolerance and harmony”, he said.