Mangaluru, Dec 28: “Christmas is the celebration of peace. The beginning of Christ has introduced peace to the world. The Christians internationally epitomize Christ’s peace, pleasure, tolerance and sacrifice of their lives and make this world a greater place to reside in. Christianity is a peace-loving faith. The motto, ‘Stay and Let Stay’ is the hallmark of Christian neighborhood,” mentioned N Shashi Kumar, police commissioner of Mangaluru metropolis, addressing the honourable company of Bandhutva Christmas celebration held within the night on December 27 at Father Muller Conference Centre, Kankanady.
‘Bandhutva’ is the signature programme of Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, the bishop of Mangalore, to strengthen the bonds with different religions by selling the message of peace, concord and brotherhood. To interrupt the standard follow, this yr, the diocese of Mangalore organised Bandhutva Christmas celebration in affiliation with Father Muller Charitable Establishments, Mangaluru.
IPS officer N Shashi Kumar, police commissioner of Mangaluru was the visitor of honour on the Bandhutva celebration. The political leaders together with former MLA J R Lobo, former minister Ramanath Rai, former MLC Ivan D Souza; luminaries of public administration, metropolis corporators, together with Naveen D’Souza, officers from the departments of well being and schooling together with vice chancellor of Nitte College Dr Sathish Bhandary, vice chancellor of Yenepoya College Dr Vijay Kumar, well being, together with Dr Bhaskar Shetty (Metropolis Hospital) Dr Shantharam Shetty (Tejasvini Hospital), Dr Yusuf Kumble (Indiana Hospital), officers from banking sector, NGO, media, non secular leaders, heads of Christian establishments had been current.
With a grateful coronary heart Shashi Kumar mentioned, “I’m overwhelmed to notice that that every one Catholic Establishments in Mangalore specifically Father Muller Charitable Establishments, Roshini Nilaya, St Aloysius School, St Agnes Establishments are very nicely coordinating with the police division and they’re beneficiant in the direction of public administration. I’m grateful to you.”
Talking extremely on Mangaluru metropolis, Shashi Kumar mentioned, “I’m completely happy to serve Mangaluru, a peaceable and educated metropolis. Though the town seems to be delicate externally, Mangalureans are identified for mutual respect and mutual coordination. The town comes again to normalcy in any worst state of affairs even when the social material is disrupted. Peace is the resonance of this land.”
Shashi Kumar additionally enthralled the viewers along with his tune and unfold a joyful environment round.
In his message Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha mentioned, “Lord Jesus is born, not as angel or animal however as human being. That’s why each Christian respects the human being from womb to tomb. As a result of God has shared our life. The aim of sharing of His life with us and to resemble us is to make us resemble God that we turn into a portion of God.”
He additional famous that Christmas unites us all as ‘Bandhu’ and calls to construct ‘Bandhutva’ by way of fraternal love. The message of Christmas is to be taught from Jesus to be meek and humble, to be variety and delicate and to respect each other with simplicity, compassion, humility and to turn into somebody just like Him.
Roy Castelino, PRO of the diocese of Mangalore welcomed the gathering. Father Muller employees and nursing college students sang Christmas carols in several languages and danced with Christmas Santa. Dr Kelvin Pais, liaison officer FMC cheered the gathering with some video games. Fr Richard Coelho, director, Father Muller Charitable Establishments rendered the vote of thanks and mentioned the prayer earlier than the meals. Dr Rithesh D’Cunha, from the division of anaesthesiology and Dr Shannon Fernandes from the division of OBG compered the programme.