Puducherry: Christmas was celebrated on Tuesday in Puducherry with gaiety and fervor.
Special mass prayers were held at churches in and around Puducherry midnight yesterday. People greeted one another with Christmas wishes.
Lt Governor Dr Iqbal Singh in his Christmas day message said "Christmas is a time of joy and prosperity, forgiveness, generosity and compassion binding us all together in celebration. Let us all commit ourselves on this occasion to follow the message delivered by Lord Jesus Christ through his preachings".
Chief Minister N Rangasamy in his message said selfless devotion, compassion and love for others and dedication were the contents of the message we should imbibe and carry out our selfless services.
Union Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy also greeted the people on the occasion of Christmas.