Jammu Tawi, December 20
In connection with the ongoing Christmas celebrations, a colourful procession was taken out this afternoon here today. Demonstrating the unity of the Christian community, thousands belonging to different Churches participated in the rally, which has become an annual feature for the past 40 years. The procession that began from Balmiki Chowk passed through Gole Market, Nanak Nagar, Shivaji Chowk, Bau Plaza and culminated at Balmiki colony, Ganshi Nagar. The procession included several tableaux depicting different scenes from the holy bible showcasing the birth and deeds of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace and his teachings of love, harmony, peace and brotherhood among people.
Santa Claus, angels, tableaus with King Herod, soldiers of Roman Army on horses and the three camel-borne kings, who visited baby Jesus at his birth were special attractions in the procession. The leaders of difference Christian organizations joined the procession. The community prayed for the well being of the citizens of India as well as J&K and also offered special prayers for peace and harmony in the State.
Others prominent who were present during the occasion including Rev Vicky Mooman, Elder Buta Masih, Elder Sabbi, Elder Gurnam, Elder Daud, Elder Nixen Gill, Samuel Matto Elder and Sunny Gill.