Christmas an opportunity to celebrate spirit of sharing: PM

December 24th, 2008 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Christmas and said the festival was an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of sharing and imbibe the teachings of Jesus Christ.The prime minister said in his message: “Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, is an occasion for hope and happiness and provides an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of sharing and brotherhood.”

He added: “We should rededicate ourselves on this occasion to imbibe the life and teachings of Christ for the welfare of humankind.

“I urge people to work for the uplift of the needy and underprivileged.”

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