PM interacts with Christian community on the occasion of Christmas
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 25 December, 2023 interacted with the Christian community on the occasion of Christmas at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi. He also addressed the programme marking Christmas celebrations. School children also presented a choir performance.
Wishing everyone, especially people of the Christian community a Merry Christmas, the Prime Minister thanked everyone present for joining him on this very special and sacred occasion. He expressed delight in accepting the Indian Minority Foundation’s proposal to celebrate Christmas together and thanked them for the initiative.
Throwing light on his close and very warm relations with the Christian community for a long time, the Prime Minister recalled holding frequent meetings with the Christian community and their leaders as Gujarat Chief Minister. Calling his interaction with The Holy Pope just a few years ago as a very memorable moment, the Prime Minister highlighted the discussions on issues such as social harmony, global brotherhood, climate change and inclusive development to make earth a better place.
The Prime Minister mentioned one of the Holy Pope’s Christmas addresses where he prayed for blessings for those who are working for eradication of poverty. The Holy Pope, the Prime Minister said, believes in the notion of poverty harming the dignity of individuals. This, he said, resonates with the mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas. “Our government is ensuring that the benefits of development reach everyone and no one is left untouched”, said the Prime Minister, informing that many people of the Christian faith, especially poor segments, are benefitting from the schemes of the government.
The Prime Minister said, “The nation proudly acknowledges the contribution of the Christian Community”. Prime Minister Shri Modi praised the contributions of the Christian Community to the freedom movement and highlighted the various intellectual thinkers and leaders. Prominent persons from the Christian community from across the country participated in the interaction.
BJP National President Shri JP Nadda visited the
Sacred Heart Cathedral Catholic Church in Delhi
on the occasion of Christmas