Christmas celebrated with fervour in AP

Qamar Bajwa joined Christian community at Christ Church in Rawalpindi

"Christ was born for us, to save us from our sins, the least we can do is come on His day of birth and celebrate with Him and celebrate with our church family", says Pastor Flynn. The head priests gave sermons on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ who gave world the message of peace, brotherhood and love.

When contacted Father Roy of all saints catholic church, Maulana Azad Road he said they prayed for peace, prosperity and brotherhood in the world in general and Jammu and Kashmir in particular.

Special services will be held in churches across the country on Monday and prayers will be offered for peace, progress and prosperity of Pakistan.

"We all share in the light of Jesus Christ because the Bible tells us that Christ is the light of the world", explains Trinity Presbyterian Pastor Mark Flynn.

Locals along with the tourists present in the Valley joined the celebrations on the auspicious day.

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In ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir, the pastor of the Valley's oldest Protestant church, the St. Mary's church, along with other Christians prayed for the peace in the state i.

Bhubaneswar: The spirit of Christmas has gripped the capital city Bhubaneswar with people, irrespective of race and religion, indulging in the festive fervour.

Shah said the officials of the Tourism department would also attend travel and trade fairs to woo more tourists to Kashmir.

On Christmas, besides the hotel properties, the Cable Car "Gandola" was also illuminated.

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