It is Easter Sunday today and Christians all over the country are in a festive mood as they celebrate the birth of Lord Jesus. Known as Resurrection Sunday, legends say that Jesus was reborn on the third day of his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. This festival is celebrated just two days after Good Friday.
On the occasion, President, Vice President and Prime Minister have extended their greetings to the nation.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, President Ram Nath Kovind said, Jesus Christ symbolised the principles of humanism, love and truth.
Greetings to fellow citizens, especially to our Christian brothers and sisters in India and abroad, on Easter. The sacred day of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, brings joy and peace to our hearts. May it inspire us to build a happy and fraternal nation #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 21, 2019
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu urged the people to take pledge to build a new world where the unifying powers of love, respect and equality overcome the divisive forces of hate, discord and discrimination. Mr Naidu also hoped that this festival bring peace and harmony in our lives.
This #Easter, let us pledge to build a new world where the unifying powers of love, respect & equality overcome the divisive forces of hate, discord & discrimination.
Let us dedicate ourselves to the service of others.
May this festival bring peace and harmony in our lives.
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) April 21, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also greeted the people on this auspicious occasion.
Greetings on Easter! The sacred thoughts of Lord Jesus Christ inspire millions. He emphasised on making our society free from evils and being compassionate towards the poor and downtrodden. May this special day enhance the spirit of peace and togetherness.
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 21, 2019