Chief Minister Edapadi K.Palaniswami today extended his best wishes to those celebrating X’mas. On the day Christ was born he enunciated the doctrine of love and exhorted all to imbibe the spirit of ‘love your enemies, do good to them and bless those who curse you”. Palansiwami said if we follow his teachings certainly peace and happiness will prevail everywhere.
He recalled that the State government on its part for the benefit of Christians had launched several welfare schemes. Late chief minister Jayalalithaa for the first time launched pilgrimage scheme to Jerusalem for Christians with government subsidy, sanctioned funds for renovation of churches, launched anna dhanam scheme in churches also as in temples etc. Till this day my government has been implementing all of them in letter and spirit, he said. So far 3236 Chrisitans have visited under the government scheme Jerusalem, their holiest place.
The Chief Minister once again offered his X’mas greetings wishing that it promotes peace, happiness and brotherhood all over the world.