The universal appeal of Christmas has transcended the religious boundary of in the Royal City of Patiala, where people, irrespective of their religion, celebrated the festival with fervour and gaiety on Thursday.
Some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) along with city schools offered prayer to Jesus Christ and spread the message of brotherhood.
Commemorating the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ, students attired as Santa Claus participated in various cultural programmes organised by their schools on the occasion.
Central Methodist Church and other churches in the city were decorated beautifully with flowers and lights and prayers were offered in the evening for the welfare of the humanity.
Members of the Sadhbhawna society also celebrated Christmas here, in which people cutting across religions participated and spread the message of brotherhood.
Among the city schools, Police DAV Public School, Spring Dale Public School, Scholar Fields Public School and others celebrated the festival with fervour.
On the occasion, students of Police DAV Public School lit up candles and offered prayers.
Santa Claus cut a cake and distributed gifts among the children.
At Spring Dale Public School, attired as Santa Claus, kids along with their parents celebrated the festival.
Scholar Fields Public School was decorated with bells, flower and photos of Jesus infancy. Later, students sung carols with zeal and took part in an inter house play competition.
Principal Rony Thomas along with vice-principal Pushpa Sharma gave away prizes to the winners.