Reported by Simanchal Pattnaik
Phulbani, Dec 25 :
With the proposed bandh by Kui Samaj Samanway Samiti ( KSSS ) called off on Tuesday, festive Christmas spirit gripped the district headquarters here as well as small towns across Kandhamal, as Christians flocked to churches to light candles and pray for peace and harmony on Wednesday.
The secretary of the local Catholic church Bijay Mantri thanked the people of Kandhamal and the district administration for letting the minority community celebrate the ‘Bada Dina’ with fervour and gaiety.
” We want to spread the message of love, brotherhood and peace on this occasion,” a beaming Mantri said.