Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday greeted Keralites living all over the world on the eve of Christmas.
The two leaders called for Christmas to be celebrated with love, forgiveness and social harmony.
“My greetings and best wishes to the people of the State and other Keralites around the world on the joyous occasion of Christmas celebrating the birth of Lord Jesus Christ,” Khan said in his message.
He also said, in his greetings, that Christmas strengthens the faith of mercy, love and forgiveness that the Lord Jesus taught the world.
“May empathy and generosity brighten the celebration of Christmas, thereby promoting greater social harmony,” he added.
Pinarayi Vijayan, in his address, said that Christ’s love for humanity and Christmas’ message of brotherhood and equality should inspire everyone when “communal forces were trying to break the unity of the state”.
He said that everyone should love and help their neighbors and should also be part of the struggle for economic and social equality.
“Only in this way, we will ensure the good of the state and achieve progress. Let us celebrate this Christmas by strengthening tolerance and brotherhood and sharing love with each other. Merry Christmas to all,” the chief minister said in his message.