With Christmas fast approaching, the city is all geared up to celebrate it in a grand way. Carol singing, cake cutting, praying and feasting form part of the merrymaking by Christians.
More than 600 members of Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) and special invitees took part in a series of programmes at YMCA on the Beach Road here on Wednesday. An inspiring Christmas message was conveyed by B. Ananda Rao, from the birth of Jesus and the significance of sharing the joy on the occasion.
The evening also comprised junior students of Street Children Project, one of the projects taken up by YMCA, singing special carols. Further rejoicing the event, the children were also given away Christmas gifts. Association members and invitees were seen enjoying themselves, meeting, exchanging Christmas greetings and feasting during fellowship community dinner.
The annual Christmas celebration is always observed during the second week of December, said secretary of the Association G. George Venu.