TAMIL NADU

Governor, Jayalalithaa greet people

Chennai Dec. 24. The Governor, P.S. Ramamohan Rao, the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, and leaders of various political parties have extended their greetings to Christians on the occasion of Christmas, being celebrated tomorrow.

Conveying his warm greetings and good wishes to all Christian brethren in Tamil Nadu and in the country, the Governor said the happy occasion should be treated as an opportunity to ponder over the essential unity and oneness of all religions in preaching universal brotherhood and harmony.

The Chief Minister said on this happy occasion ``let peace, happiness, truth and brotherhood prevail throughout the world.''

The DMK president, M. Karunanidhi, said Christ symbolised a fearless, unfazed fight against injustice and despotic rule and wished that the truths of His life would guide the downtrodden.

The State Congress president, G.K. Vasan, appealed for unity of all people to establish a new order in the country.

The Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Union Minister, S. Thirunavukkarasar; the Pattali Makkal Katchi leader, S. Ramadoss; the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary, Vaiko, the Dalit Panthers of India leader, T. Tirumavalavan; the Makkal Tamil Desam president, S. Kannappan; the Tamil Maanila Muslim League president, Sheikh Dawood, and the State unit leader of the Tamilnadu Nationalist Congress Party, G.P. Sarathy; and the Rajiv Gandhi-Vazhapadi K. Ramamurthi Welfare Trust trustee, Rama. Sukundan, offered their greetings.

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