Chandigarh, Dec 24 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today extended his warm greetings to people, especially Christians, on the eve of 'Merry Christmas'.
In his message, Mr Badal said, "Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Lord Jesus Christ, is an extremely joyous occasion not only for Christians, but the people of all faiths".
He said that the gospels of peace, love, amity and compassion preached by Jesus Christ were still relevant today in the present context.
He hoped that such occasions would help to strengthen the bonds of universal brotherhood and communal harmony besides inspiring the people to dedicate themselves in the services of mankind to carve out a happy and prosperous society.
The Chief Minister called upon all Punjabis to celebrate this festival in unison with enthusiasm and fervour to strengthen the secular and social fabric of the country.