RANGPUR The Christian community celebrated their biggest religious festival of Christmas marking the birthday of Jesus Christ here today amid due religious festivity, fervour and solemnity.

The day was celebrated with morning prayers, recitation from the holy Bible, carol singing, exchanging pleasantries, cutting Christmas cakes, decoration of Xmas trees at Sadar Baptists Church and other churches in different places.

The Christian community people decorated the churches with tiny blinking lights and illuminated Christmas trees and special dishes were prepared in their families and the children were seen seeking blessings from their parents, relatives and elders.

In their welcome speeches, the Christian religious leaders greeted the community people and invited guests at different churches since the morning.

The authorities of Rangpur Sadar Baptists Church, Balapara AG Church in Mithapukur upazila, Taraganj Church and Jihori Samos Church arranged different day-long colourful programs, including discussions.

Father of Sadar Baptists Church Reverend Barnobas Hembrom, Pastor of Balapara AG Church Babul Roy and the Christian community leaders participated in the Christmas cake cutting ceremonies along with their community people.

Special prayers were offered at the churches seeking divine blessings for the welfare, peace and prosperity of the country, its people and humanity as a whole

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)