Christmas celebrated with pomp and show in Leh

LEH, DEC 25: Like other parts of the world, Christmas was also celebrated with great enthusiasm by the Christian community at the Moravian Church Leh today. Christmas is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Jesus with a lot of merry making and revelry by the followers.
The celebration began with Eliot George reading a few verses from the holy Bible, followed by carols sung in English, Urdu and Bhoti. Eliot George said, “Christmas is a celebratory occasion of peace as it preaches the peaceful teaching of Jesus who is a symbol of hope in this conflicting world.” He expressed the hope that the holy occasion would bring communal harmony and love for humanity.
While interacting with Greater Jammu, Ruth Pem, president Moravian Christian Women Wing, informed that many Christians celebrate Christmas by attending special church services, spending time with family members, wearing new clothes and eating a festive meal.
People extended greetings to each other and also visited other families to greet them on the occasion of Christmas.