Inter Religion (Sarvadharma) Christmas celebration held at Udupi

Richard D’Souza
Kemmannu News Network, 08-12-2013 20:02:30

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Udupi : Diocese of Udupi  along with Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh, Udupi church unit Sauhardha Samithi organized “All religion Christmas celebration” in order to share Christmas with other religions  held at Mother of Sorrow Church campus here on Friday, 6th December, 2013.

Bishop of Udupi Diocese Most Rev Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo presided the occasion. The inauguration of the event  held by switching of the light of huge star by the Bishop of Udupi. Meanwhile Bishop traditionally cut Christmas cake amid much joy with other guests of honor.

Dr. Gananath Ekkar HOD of Government First Grade College, Tenkanidiyoor, Dr. Mohammed Rafiq Managing Director of Thonse Health Centre and Dr Rathish Johnson Medical Director of CSI Lombard Hospital Udupi were the chief guests of the event.

Speaking on the occasion Dr Ekkar said that every religion established with similar concept that of love, peace and brotherhood. Religions survives only the principles of these concepts. I have witnessed that Christians established hospitals, schools and other charity organizations in sense of human love and peace. When we can see root value of love and peace among Christians at large. Moreover, if we know the main value of religion then we start to love each other in society. To know about the values of religion is very important to any religion.

Dr. Mohammed Rafiq said that human values in life is very important. Peace and love with the human values must be the main aim of the every individual. If we respect each religions feelings then there will be love, peace and harmony among us.

Dr. Rathish Johnson prior to his message paid tribute to great leader of the land deceased Nelson Mondela of South Africa. He said that tolerance and love with other religions will be signs of love and brotherhood  among us. We should build the society in love, peace and brotherhood. Christmas celebration brings love, peace and salvation. He also said that as a doctor I appeal to you that donate your eyes or other organs to the needy if possible and save someone their life.

Through the celebration Our Lady of Sorrows church choir team along with CSI Choir team sang Christmas carols and youngsters entertained the audience with various dances as well. Christmas Lucky cake draw was held during the event.

Nithyanand ollakkadu, Fr. Chethan, Fr. Henry Mascarenhas, Fr. Edwin D’Souza, Fr. Anil D’Costa, Fr. Alban, Fr. Valerian, nuns,  Boniface D’Souza, Fr. Wilson, Leslie Cornelio and others were participated during the occasion.

Earlier Rev Fr. Fred Mascarenhas welcomed the gatherings and Alphonse D’Costa proposed vote of thanks. Rev Fr. Denis D’Sa PRO of the Diocese compared the program. After the program “White Doves” program was the main attraction of the event.


Comments on this Article
Santhosh Rego, Udupi Sun, December-8-2013, 10:29
These sahuharda kutaas will make one forget the hardship of their ancestors.
Albert, Kallianpur Sun, December-8-2013, 2:46
It is good to have such kutas......
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