New Delhi, Dec 24 (IBNS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday greeted the nation on occasion of Christmas, which will be celebrated on Tuesday.
In a message, the President said, "On the occasion of Christmas, I convey my greetings to all and wish everyone a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year. May the Christmas bells dispel hatred and violence. As the world lights candles for Christmas this year, may the spirit of caring and sharing pervade our beings."
"Let us renew in our minds and hearts the teachings of love and compassion of Jesus Christ and recall his sacrifice for humanity."
Speaking on the Delhi gangrape victim, Mukherjee said: "We mark Christmas at a time when the nation is joined in anguish and distress over the recent horrific attack on a young girl in New Delhi."
"I laud the courage and tenacity of this young lady and her family. On this Christmas day, let us join in prayer for the full and speedy recovery of this strong and courageous girl."