Jharsuguda : The Jharsuguda Unit of Catholic Religious of India (CRI) organised an Interreligious Pre-Christmas Celebration at Shanti Bahwan, Cox Colony, Jharsuguda. The representative of different religious communities took part in it and shared their best wishes with each other. The chief speakers of the gathering were- Miss Reena (Brahmakumari), Sardar Harprem Singh (Gurudwara Priest), Mohammed Zaheed (Odisha State Armed Police, Commandant), Tapas Ray Chaoudhary( Senior Advocate and Social Worker), Sandeep Awasthy (Senior Advocate and Social worker) and Pratap Behera (Retd. Principal and Film Producer) who inspired the participants with their prayerful and thought-provoking messages.
Jeevan Mohanty (Journalist), Tahlu Sahu (an Educationalist), Dinesh Jain (Senior Advocate) Balgovind Mishra and Arjun Lal More (Senior Citizen Forum) were the other prominent dignitaries from Jharsuguda Town participated and made the gathering a meaningful Celebration.
The program commenced with the blessing of the Crib, a short prayer service followed by various Christmas Carrols. A pre-recorded “Biblical Dance Drama” focusing the present social problems was performed by the members of various members of the Jharsuguda Catholic Communities was highly appreciated for its inspiring and heart touching presentation.
The gathering was concluded with delicious meals specially prepared for this event. Vijay Mathew was one of the Catholic lay participants who played an important role to reach out the various religious representatives for the gathering.